|12-11-2012 03:56 PM|
Poor man, I am soooo glad he and Thumper are alright.
|12-11-2012 03:53 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 02:46 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 02:38 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 10:13 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 05:00 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.
|12-08-2012 01:15 AM|
Both could use the company and companionship IMO. They provide for each other in some cases.
|11-30-2012 10:49 AM|
|Nickyb||Simply yes..... My lady and I had this conversation before and you have to look at it the right way. She was upset because she seen a JRT out on the street's with a homeless person, but guess what, that dog was loved. There are thousands of dogs dieing in kill shelters every single day, would you rather have a good dog be PTS alone or live a life of love on the streets. Yes its tough but guess what, there are thousands of stray dogs out there doing just fine. A dog's #1 priority is just to be loved, no matter who it's coming from.|
|11-28-2012 10:49 PM|
|harmony||I was being side track trying to type this but there are homless people and homeless dogs and and why can't they have a better life together?! YES they can|
|11-28-2012 10:36 PM|
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