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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

Jan 25, 2015 ka Lash
Jan 25, 2015 Rebeca Rauda
Jan 24, 2015 Elena Karpova
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Jan 21, 2015 Patricia Shriver
Jan 20, 2015 Jolie Kulsar
Jan 19, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 19, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 19, 2015 Francine Traniello
Jan 19, 2015 Angela Campbell
Jan 19, 2015 Barbara Charron
Jan 19, 2015 Elizabeth Mason
Jan 19, 2015 pamela guyon
Jan 19, 2015 Kim Sellon
Jan 18, 2015 ankie brunschot
Jan 16, 2015 Christine Rivas
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Jan 14, 2015 Cheryl Herbert
Jan 14, 2015 dipanwita dasgupta
Jan 13, 2015 Dale Hightower
Jan 13, 2015 marci Brown
Jan 12, 2015 LORI JACKSON
Jan 12, 2015 Lisa Siebern
Jan 11, 2015 Danny Ivanovic
Jan 9, 2015 karen howard
Jan 8, 2015 Katherine Murdock
Jan 8, 2015 Graziella Gualandi
Jan 8, 2015 Gilay Oliveira Souza de Azevedo
Jan 8, 2015 Denise Clarke
Jan 6, 2015 Scott Sinclair Sr
Jan 6, 2015 debra clayton
Jan 5, 2015 Kimberley Clack
Jan 5, 2015 Dorothy Huebner
Jan 5, 2015 Lane Page
Jan 4, 2015 Signy Davis
Jan 4, 2015 sushma sachdev
Jan 3, 2015 Marti May
Jan 2, 2015 Irene Souder-Coyle
Jan 1, 2015 Karen Tucker
Jan 1, 2015 Katherine Myskowski
Jan 1, 2015 Patricia Marinaccio
Jan 1, 2015 Cheryl Fergeson
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Jan 1, 2015 alenka soban
Dec 29, 2014 Cynthia Narkoff
Dec 28, 2014 susan jacob
Dec 28, 2014 Denise Allen
Dec 27, 2014 Allison Richards

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