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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

Apr 19, 2014 angela caputo
Apr 19, 2014 Matt Walker
Apr 19, 2014 Robert Benzekri
Apr 19, 2014 Summer Scott
Apr 19, 2014 Barbara Pleiman
Apr 19, 2014 Rebecca Schnasse
Apr 19, 2014 sharyn white
Apr 19, 2014 Cynthia Ostrander
Apr 19, 2014 Terry Kimbrel
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Apr 19, 2014 Delia Muir
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Apr 19, 2014 Tricia Chong
Apr 19, 2014 Tereza Malakian
Apr 18, 2014 Andrea Huxk
Apr 18, 2014 Jennifer Cruz
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Apr 18, 2014 Lee Hirsch
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Apr 18, 2014 Evelyn Rosario
Apr 18, 2014 Rachel Collins
Apr 18, 2014 Melea Siebert
Apr 18, 2014 Suzi & Darrin Van Der Kaay
Apr 18, 2014 Irene Lisius
Apr 18, 2014 Stella Tantillo
Apr 18, 2014 Sandra Amey
Apr 18, 2014 Charles Johnson
Apr 18, 2014 Roberta Johnson
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Apr 18, 2014 Karen Doggendorf
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Apr 18, 2014 paula pillatzki
Apr 18, 2014 Katherine Reed
Apr 18, 2014 Denise Rolando
Apr 18, 2014 Joanne Filleul
Apr 18, 2014 Linda Bena
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Apr 18, 2014 Martha Rewi
Apr 18, 2014 Marlene Simpson
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Apr 18, 2014 Debby Vazquez
Apr 18, 2014 Larraine Bejsovec
Apr 18, 2014 Peggy Witte
Apr 18, 2014 Soraya Parkinson
Apr 18, 2014 Elisabeth Crosby
Apr 18, 2014 Angela Ballanger
Apr 18, 2014 Dani Cohen
Apr 18, 2014 Paula Prindle
Apr 18, 2014 Ann Rey
Apr 18, 2014 Samantha Branch

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