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

Axa Tolonen
  • 2 months ago
Michelle Arnold
  • 3 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.
Monique Correa
  • 3 months ago
diane moreno
  • 4 months ago
Cruel to pets not 2 allow into shelters with owners.
diane moreno
  • 4 months ago
Cruel to pets not 2 allow into shelters with owners.
Lisa Caudill
  • 4 months 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
  • 5 months ago
Jody Lien
  • 6 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
  • 7 months ago
Kuro Fox
  • 8 months ago