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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

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Nov 21, 2014 Alessandra Di Salvo
Nov 19, 2014 debbie mason
Nov 18, 2014 Faith Ian
Nov 15, 2014 Lee Reed
Nov 15, 2014 Karen Zimmerman
Nov 15, 2014 gloria lorenzo
Nov 15, 2014 Emily Dickinson-Adams
Nov 15, 2014 Marco Aurélio T. Fernandes
Nov 14, 2014 Jennifer Gaffney
Nov 14, 2014 Anastasia Lamers
Nov 14, 2014 Ileana Rive
Nov 14, 2014 Kirk Rhoads
Nov 14, 2014 Piero Masarati
Nov 14, 2014 Denise Lihou
Nov 13, 2014 Heather Low
Nov 13, 2014 Temple Weste
Nov 13, 2014 William E Pfeiffer Jr
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Nov 13, 2014 Elsie Martinez
Nov 13, 2014 Rachel Donahoe
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Nov 13, 2014 Beverly Jacobs
Nov 10, 2014 Debbie Burack
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Nov 7, 2014 stacey jackson
Nov 5, 2014 Mary Sullenberger
Nov 4, 2014 Joylinda Jenner
Nov 4, 2014 Laurel Lane
Nov 4, 2014 Mary Bowman
Nov 2, 2014 Jackie McNeely-Estes
Oct 30, 2014 Cathy Wriedt
Oct 30, 2014 Joey Stevenson
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Oct 26, 2014 sylvie agusti
Oct 24, 2014 Julie Cannon
Oct 24, 2014 Andrea Fogt
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Oct 21, 2014 Patrice Kaufman
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Oct 20, 2014 Jo Pretorius
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