Critical Help for Homeless Dog Owners
A group called Helping Homeless Hounds started a donation drive last month to help homeless dog owners in Seattle.
Danielle Shepherd initiated the donation drive because she works near Pioneer Square and sees “the hardships of homelessness daily” and “how many homeless people have dogs.”
She also noted that “for many their dog is their only family, their reason to stay sober if they struggle with addiction, their reason to keep going, their safety. Their dogs give them hope, make them feel like they are needed, accepted and important. Many will tell you that their dog saved their lives.”
The goal of the donation drive is “to provide care packages for the dogs that provide unconditional love to our homeless community.”
Please Donate Needed Items
Right now Helping Homeless Hounds is collecting the following items:
- food (all size bags and flavors accepted, large bags will be divided into ingredient labeled ziplock bags)
- flea medication
- poop bags
- travel friendly dog bowls
- dog rain gear
- leashes & collars
Helping Homeless Hounds began taking donations in November and will continue to collect them until January 16th. Then all the items will be divided up into care packages and distributed at a promoted location on February 14th.
The only way to donate is through the group’s wish list on Amazon.
To get more information, volunteer to make and hand out care packages, or follow the donation drive’s progress, go to the Helping Homeless Hounds Facebook page.
I know lots of people donated to various charities during the holidays, but if you can afford it please make a small donation to help Seattle’s homeless dog owners.