It is very sad when a two legged or four legged creature does not have a home. Too many humans, felines, and canines are living on the streets. What is even more sad is that for many humans, when they get help, they must leave their pets behind. Many do not want their pets to be homeless animals without any help so they do not accept assistance.
Thanks to a grant from PetSmart Promise, that is not the case for humans helped by Family Promise in Montgomery, Alabama. Four canines and four felines will be able to live there while their humans get the help they need to transition into a life off the streets.
Sadly, after going through so much together as homeless animals and homeless humans, these animals typically must be surrendered. Around half of the humans getting help have had to relinquish their animals to animal rescue groups in the area. “It’s very traumatic, and lots of tears are experienced when they have to give up those animals,” said one of the humans at Family Promise.
In order to make room for the formerly homeless animals, one of the humans working at Family Promise has given up her office. This is part of an upgrade to the facilities.
Because the homeless anmals were were typically kind canines and felines, they were adopted out very quickly after they were surrendered. Then the homeless humans, after getting the help they needed, were not able to bring their four legged furiends back into their lives.
Now, for some homeless humans and homeless animals, that bond will not have to be broken. The humans can get the help they need to get on their feet, and their loving four legged companions will be there with them.
This is a very good idea and I hope that it spreads!