|12-30-2013 11:55 AM|
|Msmaria||Yes. I know its harder for them to feed their dog, but most of these dogs are from the street anyway. And I have seen so many homeless truly love their dogs. Being from the Los Angeles area there are many homeless with dogs. There are many shelters or food banks that you can donate your unused/full bags/cans of dog food or just donate that help homeless people receive food for themselves and their dogs.|
|12-28-2013 03:58 PM|
|fredh||Dogs owned by homeless people spend all day with their owners and aren't chained to a post! There is nothing wrong with that!|
|12-28-2013 03:58 PM|
OMG some people make me sick and angry.
|12-28-2013 03:55 PM|
|Hercules||I was homeless for two and a half months from mid september to the day before thanksgiving. My wife, our two dogs, and my disabled butt were sleeping in my car during that period. I took the better care for them that I did myself (I was eating and drinking once a day/every other day so they, and my wife, would have plenty of food and water). I was REALLY depressed too and their company kept me from becoming suicidal again. As long as their needs are met, I am VERY pro homeless people owning dogs.|
|12-11-2012 02:56 PM|
Poor man, I am soooo glad he and Thumper are alright.
|12-11-2012 02:53 PM|
Tough topic. I can't see why not, the dogs alternate option would probably be getting put down in a shelter. So i'm sure the dog would choose the being with a homeless handler as opposed to being put down in a shelter.
I saw the pics posted a page or 2 back in the thread...I've never seen a more content looking Lab snuggled up with his owner. Huge smile on it's sleeping face.
|12-11-2012 01:46 PM|
|GrammaD||The dogs I see with homeless owners in my area are far better cared for than the dogs I see on my travels through the rural areas of Kentucky|
|12-11-2012 01:38 PM|
There's a homeless guy who sleeps on one of the big bridges in my home town. He's pretty famous because he has a rabbit that is always tucked up in his jacket.
At the start of the year some yobs snatched the rabbit from him and tossed it over the bridge. The homeless guy immediately jumped into the water and saved his rabbit while nearly drowning himself.
He and the bunny were eventually lifted from the water and when asked why he risked his life he replied "I had to save my best friend".
I don't think homeless people should be denied the love and companionship a pet can bring as long as they are able to provide for it.
|12-11-2012 09:13 AM|
This is a tough question!
I really don't know if there's a right or a wrong answer. What if a homeless person finds a stray that they befriend and they provide some much needed companionship for one another? I think both would be better off in that instance.
But then again, if they can't afford to feed it or care for it (a flea infestation for example), I'm just not sure.
I guess I'd have to give the benefit of the doubt to the person, and say that it's ok with me. There was one picture of a homeless man and his dog that was just heartbreakingly beautiful. Sorry if someone posted it already, I haven't read the entire thread.
|12-08-2012 04:00 AM|
Sure they may not be getting regular vet care as in heart worm preventatives or yearly check ups. I know that a lot of places with at least give rabies shots to the dogs of the homeless and that is about it. It is still better than a cold shelter where they have no chance of adoption and they will just be euthanized for space in a couple of days. And you never know, some of these people may not be homeless forever. They may be able to get off the streets (esp the younger ones) and when they do their dogs will have a better life as well.
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