Downtown Dog Rescue
In my Internet travels, I came across a website for Downtown Dog Rescue, in Los Angeles. Apparently, they help homeless people to keep and care for their dogs. I think this is a great idea. I have always thought it a shame that people and families who are poor or down on their luck often can't afford to have a dog and they may be the ones who need the love of a dog the most.
Here is a brainstorm: Why couldn't an organization be started, funded by donations and working with our local shelter where people who were either down on their luck or below a certain income level could adopt a dog for free? Maybe the dogs who are already on the euthanasia list could be offered. Then the organization could offer free vet care and free dogfood to the owner either for a certain temporary period or maybe as long as they continued to prove they were low income. In my mind, the food would be delivered or they would pick it up, no cash would ever be given out. Also, there would be rules that would have to be adhered to as to the care of the dog (for example, the dog would be required to live inside the house), and volunteers would make frequent home visits to make sure the dog was being taken of. Does anyone think such a thing would work? Do you think people would give money to make it work?