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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 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2014 Jessica Mulqueen
Sep 2, 2014 Naomi Curtis
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2014 Larry Branson
Aug 31, 2014 ANN FUREY
Aug 30, 2014 Nadine steiner
Aug 30, 2014 Lori Mccracken
Aug 29, 2014 Carmen Algarra
Aug 29, 2014 Debi Allen
Aug 29, 2014 sandra klein
Aug 29, 2014 Lorna Davies
Aug 29, 2014 Ariana Stefan
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Aug 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2014 Cynthia Franke
Aug 28, 2014 Claudia Drenk
Aug 28, 2014 lina tracton
Aug 28, 2014 Roswitha Hanowski
Aug 28, 2014 Caroline Gramer
Aug 28, 2014 Judit Späth
Aug 28, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Aug 28, 2014 Callista Yates
Aug 28, 2014 margit zäuner
Aug 28, 2014 judith geck
Aug 28, 2014 Juergen wulf
Aug 28, 2014 marleen vancoillie
Aug 28, 2014 angelika zintel
Aug 27, 2014 henny ekkelboom
Aug 27, 2014 adreas lug
Aug 27, 2014 Reggie De Man
Aug 27, 2014 frances smith
Aug 27, 2014 nurlaila aziz
Aug 27, 2014 Sabine Lutter
Aug 27, 2014 yolanda schultes
Aug 27, 2014 tonya francis
Aug 27, 2014 manuela wolter
Aug 27, 2014 Sharon Stolt
Aug 27, 2014 Laila Sunde
Aug 27, 2014 nurlaila abdul aziz
Aug 27, 2014 maria galbiati
Aug 27, 2014 Lisa Salazar
Aug 27, 2014 Laura Sequi
Aug 27, 2014 miriam todaro
Aug 26, 2014 Sonia Gatt
Aug 25, 2014 marlene bou gedeon
Aug 24, 2014 Brenda Lee Coffie
Aug 24, 2014 Megan Kibler
Aug 24, 2014 Daud John

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