As a public we are often made aware of the challenges facing stray animals; however, the furry companions of the homeless are not strays. They have a family, but their family often lacks the resources to keep them sheltered and warm. Our goal is to educate the public about this need.
Our mission is three-fold:
Warm pet gear; Expand shelter services; Education.
All for those pets and their humans that are less fortunate.
The cold weather takes its toll on the homeless population as well as their pets. While there are many programs that provide coats for the homeless, their furry companions are often forgotten. Our goal is to change this by collecting and providing leashes, footwear and coats for their canine companions.
Supervisor, National Distribution Operations for Comcast
Extended Shelter Services
Director of Community Engagement,
Development Director, Independence Center
Warm Pet Gear
When faced with harsh weather conditions, many homeless turn to our local shelters. Unfortunately, many of these shelters do not have resources for their pets. As a result, the homeless population are faced with a tough decision. Our goal is to provide resources to shelters to provide for pet shelter.
It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make sure our organization has the resources to reach our goals in the community so that canine companions of the homeless have access to warmth. We're fortunate to have some of the best dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.