Petition to allow pets in homeless shelters with their owners

PETITION: Allow pets in homeless shelters with their owners

TARGET: US Department of Housing and Urban Development

3.5 million Americans are homeless. Five to ten percent of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country the rate is as high as 24%. Every homeless person has a unique story- some have lost their homes and jobs, some have mental disorders, some are addicts, and parolees. Some are: families, disabled, elderly, abused spouses, teens, and veterans. Pets provide a deep comfort. Pets are non-judgmental. They are loyal. They provide warmth and security. The homeless get a type of normalcy by providing food and water for their pets. In some cases, they provide them with reality.Some homeless would sacrifice their own food for their pets.
Then there is the protection factor. Living on the streets is dangerous especially for women and the disabled. Animals provide them with security from other homeless, beatings, and from others who may steal their modest possessions.
Why should homeless people who have good hearts, enough to care for their 4-legged best friends, be denied emergency or council housing? We ask for your signature to allow pets in all shelters across the country.


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Recent Supporters

Daniela Urselmann
  • 5 days ago
Pauline Burak
  • 1 month ago
Kayleigh Majors
  • 2 months ago
These people have nothing left except for their dogs and that makes them feel happy so they should be excepted into the shelters.
Cathy Minshall
  • 2 months ago
Denise Bonk
  • 2 months ago
Beth Harper
  • 3 months ago
Amy Baker
  • 4 months ago
Pets are an important part of many lives. It may be heartbreaking for both the dog and the individual to be separated. Then you have an individual losing an important part of them as well as the dog losing their master. This could further the individual down a sad path and give up all hope. It would me.
Anne Miettinen
  • 5 months ago
Jennifer Forrester
  • 5 months ago
Joan Perkins
  • 6 months ago