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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

Sep 3, 2015 Bernice Wise
Sep 3, 2015 Richard Becker
Aug 30, 2015 Roxanne Asel
Aug 29, 2015 Janet Willcutt
Aug 29, 2015 MECA White
Aug 26, 2015 Phyllis Dupret
Aug 25, 2015 Lilly Gandar
Aug 24, 2015 Silvia Silva
Aug 24, 2015 maria wahrendorf
Aug 24, 2015 Christine Anderson
Aug 24, 2015 Laura Arnold
Aug 24, 2015 Jan Gloyd
Aug 24, 2015 Margaret Sober
Aug 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2015 Pat Dewitz
Aug 21, 2015 Lisa Johnston
Aug 20, 2015 emily funke
Aug 20, 2015 Kim Taylor
Aug 20, 2015 Angela Watson
Aug 20, 2015 Raymond Zaracki
Aug 19, 2015 Katherine Sherpa
Aug 14, 2015 Deborah Frame
Aug 11, 2015 Gaby Strasser
Aug 11, 2015 Laurel Burns
Aug 10, 2015 Paul-Denis Clermont
Aug 10, 2015 Caryl Saint Clair
Aug 10, 2015 Irene Roos
Aug 10, 2015 Esther Wolk
Aug 10, 2015 Belinda Davis
Aug 10, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Aug 10, 2015 Patricia Carlton
Aug 10, 2015 Andrea Muir
Aug 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 10, 2015 June Bostock
Aug 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 10, 2015 Karen Wolf
Aug 10, 2015 Irina Brenner
Aug 10, 2015 Jill Pustorino
Aug 10, 2015 susan thornton
Aug 10, 2015 MICHELE haubtmann
Aug 10, 2015 laurence haubtmann
Aug 10, 2015 Jessica Skistad
Aug 10, 2015 Colleen Macdonald
Aug 8, 2015 Kerri Furtado
Aug 8, 2015 Karl Hoermann
Aug 7, 2015 Loli Diaz
Aug 2, 2015 Lois Campbell
Aug 2, 2015 Martha Kubik

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