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

diane moreno
  • 4 weeks ago
Cruel to pets not 2 allow into shelters with owners.
diane moreno
  • 4 weeks ago
Cruel to pets not 2 allow into shelters with owners.
Lisa Caudill
  • 1 month ago
Pets are family also. The families have already lost their homes for various reasons. Having to part with a family member just makes it that much more unbearable.
Becky Biddick
  • 2 months ago
Jody Lien
  • 3 months ago
The last thing you should be having to give up when you've had to leave your home/family is your loyal companion animal.
Jana Řepová
  • 4 months ago
Kuro Fox
  • 5 months ago
Shirley Sumner
  • 5 months ago
I want all pets to be allowed in homeless shelters with owners they have rights to be in shelter
Kelly Korkes
  • 5 months ago
Selorm Mensah
  • 6 months ago