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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

Jul 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 James Green
Jul 27, 2015 Janice Matthews
Jul 24, 2015 Kae Novotny
Jul 22, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
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Jul 20, 2015 Elona Ertner
Jul 18, 2015 Cynthia Cabell
Jul 18, 2015 Shadoe Drury
Jul 18, 2015 ayn silverman
Jul 17, 2015 Rachael Pappano
Jul 16, 2015 sonja biss
Jul 16, 2015 Susana Careaga
Jul 16, 2015 Victoria Miniaci
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Jul 16, 2015 Caitlin Strom-Martin
Jul 16, 2015 Kristy Highley
Jul 16, 2015 Valeria Rossi
Jul 16, 2015 Kim Singer
Jul 12, 2015 Toni Soderholm
Jul 9, 2015 Mary Emerich
Jul 9, 2015 Mary Roehrig
Jul 7, 2015 Olga Madzarevic
Jul 7, 2015 Jennifer Bellano
Jul 6, 2015 john crouch
Jul 6, 2015 Robin Dosanjh
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Jul 4, 2015 Sandra Loud
Jul 3, 2015 Darlene Furrow
Jul 3, 2015 Gabriella Riba
Jun 30, 2015 Ann Erbacher Grey
Jun 28, 2015 Priyanka Adams
Jun 27, 2015 n. gottlieb
Jun 25, 2015 Camille Dent
Jun 24, 2015 Dawn Bowers
Jun 23, 2015 Kaitlin Kennedy
Jun 20, 2015 Debbie Foster
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Jun 17, 2015 Tracy Light
Jun 17, 2015 Annie Smit
Jun 16, 2015 Tania Pogiatzoglou
Jun 16, 2015 Peggy Rollie
Jun 12, 2015 S. Marsh
Jun 11, 2015 Kathleen Nelligan
Jun 10, 2015 Joanne Barber
Jun 9, 2015 Vivien Green
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Jun 8, 2015 guglielmo lanzilli
Jun 4, 2015 adriana perez

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