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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

Apr 25, 2015 Robert Becker
Apr 24, 2015 Christina Michael
Apr 21, 2015 Jennie Wiseman
Apr 21, 2015 Joanne Raby
Apr 17, 2015 sharna hughes
Apr 17, 2015 Minerva Mollica
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Apr 16, 2015 izzy presley
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Apr 16, 2015 holly g
Apr 16, 2015 Lisa Budz
Apr 16, 2015 luiz facincane
Apr 16, 2015 Eileen Sands
Apr 16, 2015 Janet Wakefield
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Apr 16, 2015 Eugenia Capetillo
Apr 16, 2015 Debra Bowles
Apr 16, 2015 Mary Ball
Apr 16, 2015 lisa wood
Apr 16, 2015 karen lee
Apr 16, 2015 k pierce
Apr 16, 2015 kelly armstrong
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Apr 15, 2015 Barbara Douglass
Apr 15, 2015 isis walker
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Apr 15, 2015 mark lenfest
Apr 15, 2015 Elise Tindall
Apr 15, 2015 Sara Smith
Apr 15, 2015 Kristen Ryon
Apr 15, 2015 Penny Chambers
Apr 15, 2015 Gertrud Bessai
Apr 15, 2015 Shawn Hays
Apr 15, 2015 Candy Lilly
Apr 15, 2015 jmc crivlo
Apr 15, 2015 Kathy Wilson
Apr 15, 2015 Chris Leonardi
Apr 15, 2015 Sarah Taylor
Apr 15, 2015 joelle clark
Apr 15, 2015 Maria Erickson
Apr 15, 2015 Judi Fitzgerald
Apr 15, 2015 Christine Trojan
Apr 15, 2015 Barbara Sowers
Apr 15, 2015 Sandra Dutcher
Apr 15, 2015 alicia rogers
Apr 15, 2015 Teresa Tokarska
Apr 15, 2015 Joe Azarello
Apr 15, 2015 Nancy Shumway
Apr 15, 2015 Joyce Santacruz

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