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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

Feb 26, 2015 ken stein
Feb 26, 2015 cindy stein
Feb 26, 2015 cindy stein
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Feb 25, 2015 Sheley Napier
Feb 25, 2015 Jane Olson
Feb 24, 2015 Lena Marikovics
Feb 24, 2015 Francine Traniello
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Feb 23, 2015 sj cannon
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 19, 2015 christine kruger
Feb 19, 2015 Lydia Benade
Feb 19, 2015 mary wheeler,
Feb 19, 2015 Stephanie Whitney
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Feb 16, 2015 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Feb 13, 2015 Susan JOYCE
Feb 13, 2015 Klaudia Abramowicz
Feb 12, 2015 Jo Ann Beatty
Feb 11, 2015 Emily Tenaglia
Feb 10, 2015 Jan Kochmeister
Feb 10, 2015 Elaine Heathcoat
Feb 10, 2015 Susan Armistead
Feb 10, 2015 Elissa Mericle-Gray
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Feb 6, 2015 Diane Beeny
Feb 6, 2015 Lydia Lafferty
Feb 6, 2015 Cheryl Biale
Feb 6, 2015 Joy Branch
Feb 5, 2015 Virginia Ilardi
Feb 5, 2015 tina sackman
Feb 5, 2015 Tammy Fenske
Feb 5, 2015 Renee Calpin
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Feb 5, 2015 ashley erdmann
Feb 5, 2015 Floyd Powell
Feb 5, 2015 John Cabala
Feb 5, 2015 Isabelle Rossi
Feb 5, 2015 Carole DeWald
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Feb 4, 2015 Marion Friedl
Feb 4, 2015 Caroline Broughton
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Jan 29, 2015 Pauline Berg
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Jan 27, 2015 liliana papanikolaou

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