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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

Oct 21, 2014 Patrice Kaufman
Oct 21, 2014 veronika herrmann
Oct 20, 2014 Jo Pretorius
Oct 19, 2014 Rachel Bybel
Oct 19, 2014 Rachel Bybel
Oct 17, 2014 Gavin Lee
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Oct 16, 2014 S. A. ROSE
Oct 16, 2014 MARIE PLAHN
Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 15, 2014 mieke wilms
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Oct 14, 2014 LynAnn Thomas
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Oct 11, 2014 Constance A. Stinson
Oct 10, 2014 Sharon Stewart
Oct 9, 2014 Cheryl Bachan
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Oct 8, 2014 Marcia Mery
Oct 7, 2014 Stephen Baranowski
Oct 6, 2014 karen watton
Oct 5, 2014 Greta Pociuli
Oct 4, 2014 donna savin
Oct 3, 2014 Elizabeth Vilayvanh
Oct 3, 2014 Apryl Franklin
Oct 3, 2014 barbara dobson
Oct 3, 2014 gypsy karres
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Oct 3, 2014 Teresa Matlock
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Oct 3, 2014 teresa white
Oct 3, 2014 Nancy Brown
Oct 2, 2014 Mary Boudreau
Oct 2, 2014 Teresa Santulli
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Oct 2, 2014 s kenrick
Oct 2, 2014 Maika Clarke
Oct 2, 2014 Adi Luna
Oct 2, 2014 laurel albrecht
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Oct 2, 2014 Brenda Alderman
Oct 2, 2014 Barbara Crane
Oct 2, 2014 Patricia Parramore
Sep 30, 2014 Daniel Adams
Sep 30, 2014 David Addison
Sep 30, 2014 Beate Schoen
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Sep 26, 2014 Greatest Ever

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