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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

Sep 30, 2014 Daniel Adams
Sep 30, 2014 David Addison
Sep 30, 2014 Beate Schoen
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Sep 26, 2014 Greatest Ever
Sep 26, 2014 Melissa Rodriguez
Sep 25, 2014 Karen Eldridge
Sep 25, 2014 Sharon Sutton
Sep 25, 2014 Tammy Boykin
Sep 25, 2014 Bonnie Durtnall
Sep 25, 2014 Margaret Madsen
Sep 25, 2014 Michael Walton
Sep 25, 2014 davean figueroa
Sep 25, 2014 Judy Hayne
Sep 22, 2014 Katherine Linebaugh
Sep 22, 2014 Adrienne Bronnenberg
Sep 21, 2014 Josilene Nascimento
Sep 21, 2014 Lauren Haworth
Sep 19, 2014 Gabby Estlund
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Sep 16, 2014 Andrea Bartholomäus
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Sep 12, 2014 Bianca Sodfried
Sep 12, 2014 Julia Viel
Sep 12, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
Sep 11, 2014 Claudia Hall
Sep 10, 2014 janice mcshane
Sep 9, 2014 Jeanette Stone
Sep 9, 2014 Jo Cairns
Sep 9, 2014 ruth livorsi
Sep 9, 2014 Stan Baker
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Sep 9, 2014 Mariana Fuzaro
Sep 9, 2014 Catherine Scialdone
Sep 9, 2014 jonnie allert
Sep 8, 2014 Indra Garcia
Sep 7, 2014 Karen Holli
Sep 7, 2014 Mark Aziz
Sep 6, 2014 Balvant Ganatra
Sep 6, 2014 Maria Simao
Sep 5, 2014 Judith Heeschen
Sep 5, 2014 marie-anna ultsch
Sep 5, 2014 maria manuela lopes
Sep 4, 2014 Kimberly Myhre
Sep 4, 2014 Jennifer Wellington
Sep 4, 2014 Natalie Gagnon
Sep 4, 2014 Alexis Stringfield
Sep 4, 2014 Angela Fricke
Sep 4, 2014 Elizabeth Stewart

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