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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

Dec 17, 2014 Dolores Doscher
Dec 17, 2014 Frances Pilato
Dec 16, 2014 Brandi Bell
Dec 14, 2014 joan silaco
Dec 10, 2014 Laura Tysinger
Dec 9, 2014 Janice Chris
Dec 7, 2014 Dina Mattas
Dec 6, 2014 Tracee Huddleson
Dec 6, 2014 Lauren Wade
Dec 5, 2014 jane hughes
Dec 5, 2014 donald young
Dec 5, 2014 Patricia Pell
Dec 5, 2014 samantha jordan
Dec 5, 2014 karen loechner
Dec 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2014 Thomas Gale
Dec 2, 2014 Maverine Whitehurst
Dec 2, 2014 Spence Carlisle
Dec 2, 2014 Shawnea Malin
Dec 2, 2014 Sasha Bernier
Dec 2, 2014 Martina Popova
Dec 1, 2014 Linda Wheeldon
Nov 30, 2014 Liz Seff
Nov 29, 2014 Anne-Marie Vogl
Nov 28, 2014 Donna Darnell
Nov 28, 2014 Monika Freiling
Nov 28, 2014 Carolina Chittofrati
Nov 27, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Nov 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2014 Alessandra Di Salvo
Nov 19, 2014 debbie mason
Nov 18, 2014 Faith Ian
Nov 15, 2014 Lee Reed
Nov 15, 2014 Karen Zimmerman
Nov 15, 2014 gloria lorenzo
Nov 15, 2014 Emily Dickinson-Adams
Nov 15, 2014 Marco Aurélio T. Fernandes
Nov 14, 2014 Jennifer Gaffney
Nov 14, 2014 Anastasia Lamers
Nov 14, 2014 Ileana Rive
Nov 14, 2014 Kirk Rhoads
Nov 14, 2014 Piero Masarati
Nov 14, 2014 Denise Lihou
Nov 13, 2014 Heather Low
Nov 13, 2014 Temple Weste
Nov 13, 2014 William E Pfeiffer Jr
Nov 13, 2014 Helen Whittakr
Nov 13, 2014 Olga Cotto

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