We have all walked past a person on the sidewalk, homeless, with nowhere to go. A lot of these people have pets. Regardless if these #FurBabies were with these folks before they became homeless or not, these animals still have a home. In many cases, these animals are safer and cared for better than if they were in a shelter or even in some cases- an actual home. Not everyone is kind to their pets.
Some of the most well mannered, tempered and trained animals have been those who belonged to homeless people. I have seen this for myself firsthand. It’s true, some of the homeless are “crazy”. But so are some of us. I mean come on, look at all the drugs we take to *not* be crazy. Sometimes the only difference between us and the homeless are 4 walls, 3 square meals, and a daily shower.
My point here is that the next time you’re going to walk past a person on the sidewalk, with or without a pet, ask them how they are and if they need anything. A lot of times these people will ask for dog food or flea medicine. And now, during these cold months, a blanket or a heavy coat would be a great gift you could give them.
It’s Christmas today, but we should be gifting this every day of the year. It is harder for these people than you can imagine. And their pets keep them alive just as much as they keep their pets alive. The difference is, is that most of the animals don’t know anything is wrong, they are just living their lives with their owners, loyally and lovingly… on the street.