You might be surprised to know that many people that are homeless are also pet owners. Not only that, but many are responsible pet owners, getting their pets standard medical care (such as spayed and neutered and vaccinations).
Unfortunately, most programs that help the homeless don’t accept pets. But in Los Angeles, Lori Weise decided to do something about homeless folks and their pets, setting up vet clinics for pets to get fixed while feeding their owners. A nice innovation I’d love to see here in Philly.
As it happens, there’s a photographer here in Philly taking shots (with permission) of homeless folks and travelers (kids that run away and travel around the country), including their pets. Since I happen to be married to him, he gave me permission to share his photos here.
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