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Sponsored by: The Hunger Site

In San Francisco, a special program is aiming to tackle the problems of homelessness — both on the human and canine fronts.

The goal of Wonderful Opportunities for Occupants and Fidos, or WOOF, is two-fold: to get panhandlers off the streets and to provide unadoptable, homeless dogs with companionship in hopes of getting them ready to be adopted.

The program has thus far given some panhandlers a responsibility, something to look forward to every day, and constant camaraderie with unconditionally loving creatures. By the same token, many of the dogs involved in the program have transformed from unhealthy, dirty animals to active and virile canines ready to go to an adoptive family.

Wouldn't it be great if every metropolitan area adopted a program like this?

Sign in support of WOOF, and then use the letter below to send to your city officials urging them to consider this type of program for YOUR city!

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Dear city official:

I'm writing today because I have an idea as to how to combat two problems inherent within our city.

We all know that panhandling isn't ideal for anyone. And we are all more than acutely aware of the stray animal problem in our town. What if there was a way to address both of those issues at the same time, benefitting panhandlers as well as homeless dogs?

San Francisco has recently adopted a program called Wonderful Opportunities for Occupants and Fidos (WOOF) that aims to keep homeless people off the streets and offer a safe home for unadoptable dogs. The result has been a panhandler population that feels needed, cared for, and is able to keep a daily responsibility, as well as healthier dogs who have reached the point of adoptability.

It's not often we come across programs like these that can solve two unrelated problems, and that's why I'm urging you to consider a program like WOOF for our own city.

I hope our town can follow in San Francisco's footsteps!

Petition Signatures

Nov 27, 2015 Wilhelmina Edelston
Nov 27, 2015 Raul Garay
Nov 26, 2015 Nancy Wein
Nov 25, 2015 Penny Fleischman
Nov 24, 2015 Cindy Hoyle
Nov 24, 2015 Maryann Thompson
Nov 24, 2015 Lynne Johnson
Nov 24, 2015 luisa papa
Nov 24, 2015 Rebecca Fost
Nov 24, 2015 Clare Johnson
Nov 24, 2015 Tina Harrison
Nov 20, 2015 Kim Zwicker
Nov 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2015 Harmen Eijzenga
Nov 18, 2015 Lisa Emery
Nov 17, 2015 Donna Delin
Nov 17, 2015 Donna Enders
Nov 17, 2015 Robert Parker
Nov 17, 2015 Elma Pjanic
Nov 16, 2015 Kelly Gegg
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 14, 2015 Noel Schornhorst
Nov 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 10, 2015 billy smith
Nov 8, 2015 Virginia Cassidy
Nov 8, 2015 Bob Brucker
Nov 8, 2015 Kristen Witt
Nov 6, 2015 Ishita Bhattacharya
Nov 6, 2015 Marcus Soon
Nov 5, 2015 Jennifer Annable
Nov 5, 2015 Georgette Lebel
Nov 5, 2015 Shannon Steele
Nov 5, 2015 Alethea Sheffield
Nov 3, 2015 Zephanie Locker-Lampson
Nov 3, 2015 Tracy Mallon
Nov 3, 2015 Al DeRoy
Nov 3, 2015 Shea L. Hales
Nov 3, 2015 Susan Plubell
Nov 1, 2015 Ana Mendes
Oct 30, 2015 Júlia Asbóth
Oct 28, 2015 Laurie Funderburk
Oct 27, 2015 Anne Johnson
Oct 27, 2015 Susan Hittel
Oct 27, 2015 Kenneth Hittel
Oct 27, 2015 Alyssa Nappa
Oct 25, 2015 Mary Delgado
Oct 25, 2015 Priscilla Smith
Oct 25, 2015 Mary Delgado
Oct 24, 2015 Orva M Gullett

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