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

PAMMY BERGERON
  • 6 days ago
dogs are family
Kristan Gibbs
  • 2 months ago
Those animals deserve to be with their person, they both probably need each other during difficult times !
Pamela Cole
  • 3 months ago
Why should the animals and their owners be denied housing? Because people want more money for themselves from their greed, and they call homeless people lazy, so they can remove the blame for themselves in doing nothing about the world burning outside their mansion.
Bianca Roxas
  • 3 months ago
Why should the animals and their owners be denied housing? Lolol, because people want more money for themselves from their greed, and they call homeless people lazy so they can remove the blame for themselves in doing nothing about the world burning outside their mansion.
Cynthia Kokenes
  • 3 months ago
They deserve to have their pets with them. They need each other
Deborah Parrish
  • 4 months ago
Spencer Klinge
  • 5 months ago
Dogs have feelings too! When you take a dog from their owner they think you just abandoned them, and don’t know what they did wrong. Also some of the homeless people could have formed a strong bond with the dog, or it could have been helping them with something(anxiety, stress, depression, etc.)
Holly Scapelliti
  • 5 months ago
Axa Tolonen
  • 7 months ago
Michelle Arnold
  • 8 months ago
I was recently extracted from my life. My SO had adult onset of schizophrenia and had me arrested. This caused a domino effect and my life did a complete 180 that left me homeless for 6 months. Although my individual circumstances prevented me from keeping my dog; my best friend and my protector, I wholeheartedly support homeless individuals being able to keep their furry partners/children with them. I've witnessed miracles just because of this one factor...lives changed and saved.