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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


May 29, 2015 Melinda Funk
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May 29, 2015 Anna Hendek
May 29, 2015 Carolyn Bridges
May 29, 2015 Joan Woodland
May 29, 2015 wendy leys
May 29, 2015 y babic
May 29, 2015 Iris Sinai
May 28, 2015 joy aclupen
May 28, 2015 Mariana Bugna
May 28, 2015 L. Rodriguez
May 28, 2015 Mell Lintern
May 28, 2015 Tanja Lepikkö
May 28, 2015 Lisa Delabre
May 28, 2015 Lee Trujillo-López
May 28, 2015 Lanta Newton
May 28, 2015 Cy Neu
May 25, 2015 Peggy Krombholz
May 25, 2015 jennifer collins
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2015 Joan Woods
May 19, 2015 KEY KLAUS
May 19, 2015 Sharon Kirk
May 15, 2015 Caroline de Ville de Goyet
May 14, 2015 Isis Lee
May 14, 2015 Yvonne Cameron
May 14, 2015 Deanna Griffin
May 14, 2015 ralf groneberg
May 14, 2015 mario bouton
May 14, 2015 Debra Zamudio
May 8, 2015 Danielle Schultz
May 7, 2015 Allan Kaopua
May 5, 2015 Barbara Lawson
May 5, 2015 Arkady Vyatchanin
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May 4, 2015 KELLY GORMAN
May 4, 2015 Stacy Ping
May 4, 2015 V. Truong
May 2, 2015 Maria Albuquerque
May 1, 2015 r Guzzetti
May 1, 2015 Gordana Barisic
Apr 29, 2015 Melissa Allen
Apr 29, 2015 Sandra Jesionek
Apr 28, 2015 laural ball
Apr 28, 2015 Evette Garcia
Apr 28, 2015 Bambi Magie
Apr 28, 2015 Sue Hayward
Apr 28, 2015 Anja Mielke
Apr 28, 2015 Sharon Gillespie
Apr 28, 2015 linda Martinez

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