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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

Aug 1, 2014 barbara elias
Jul 30, 2014 Terri Miller
Jul 30, 2014 Gloria Diggle
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 Susan Thompson
Jul 29, 2014 Luci Graham
Jul 29, 2014 Cindy Arent
Jul 29, 2014 Earl Storms
Jul 29, 2014 Vanesa Deja
Jul 29, 2014 Mary Stubblefield
Jul 29, 2014 Angela Bonner
Jul 29, 2014 Lauren Van Gundy
Jul 24, 2014 Cheryl Robison
Jul 24, 2014 Penny Preston - Gyr
Jul 24, 2014 Carmen Williams
Jul 24, 2014 Katrin Franzen
Jul 24, 2014 Robin stowe
Jul 24, 2014 diego fleita
Jul 24, 2014 Jessie Bowen
Jul 24, 2014 Franck Gauthier
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Jul 21, 2014 Julia Golenkowicz
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Jul 19, 2014 marla armstrong
Jul 19, 2014 Joan Shelley
Jul 19, 2014 Vince Hubble
Jul 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2014 Neekoo Amani
Jul 16, 2014 Kristine Andarmani
Jul 15, 2014 Tracy McCardle
Jul 15, 2014 Maria Craigie
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Jul 13, 2014 j.s. simpson
Jul 10, 2014 Kiron Johri
Jul 8, 2014 Erin L
Jul 8, 2014 Jessica Reyes Armenta
Jul 8, 2014 Gina Freitas
Jul 8, 2014 Margaret Redus
Jul 8, 2014 Cam Krosnoff
Jul 8, 2014 kevin king
Jul 8, 2014 Amy Tray
Jul 5, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2014 Carolyn Smith
Jul 3, 2014 Christine Frisco RN
Jul 3, 2014 Jerry Reddick
Jul 1, 2014 Cindy Powers
Jun 30, 2014 Courtney Schmidt
Jun 28, 2014 Theresa Stowe
Jun 28, 2014 Frances Grange
Jun 25, 2014 Anne Saevig

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