When times are tough economically, there tends to be a huge increase in the amount of people who are unfortunate enough to be homeless. Some of them are there through their own bad decisions, such as drug addiction and crime, and some of them are just victims in the downturns of fate. One thing that people tend to universally damn off homeless people is their tendency to have pets. Some people see this as a scam-a way of making more money- and some people just think that it is cruel to subject an animal to the life of a homeless person, with its lack of food and care.
Whether you believe that homeless people should be keeping pets or not, there is one thing that you must agree with-through no fault of their own, a lot pets are thrown into this situation where they have to lead a terrible life. Yet, pets are loyal. No matter what their owner may do or have done the pets will stick with them through thick and thin. The character of the homeless person can be brought under scrutiny, but the character of their pet calm. That’s why it’s very important to support movements that help the animals of homeless people wherever you can.
Instead of ignoring, judging, and shunning these individuals, we should be doing our part to help them. Head over to the Pets of the Homeless website to see how you can assist with a donation or by volunteering your time to help these cuties stay healthy despite their hard times.