|No matter how
you might feel about the homeless, the reality is that a huge number of
them have dogs and cats. These animals are often the only love and emotional support
these people experience. Many people these days are not homeless by
choice, but have lost everything in the economic crash, including their home
and job and all they can do to survive is hold onto the one thing no one
can take away from them....their best friend. Many of these dogs would otherwise be euthanized in a shelter, so while it is not the optimum environment for a
dog, it's better than the alternative.
We have witnessed first hand the
bond between the homeless and their pets and we have found it to be just
as genuine a bond as everyone else shares. These pets have no
choice when it comes to the life they live and who they live it with and
because it is not illegal for a homeless person to own a care for a pet,
this lifestyle will continue to perpetuate. Because of this, we need to do
everything we can to ensure that these animals do not suffer and receive
proper nutrition, medical care, grooming, preventative aids and seasonal
items to protect from inclement weather.
Our goals are to photo-journal as many individual stories as possible, to
give you a more intimate insight into each person's/dog's struggle on the
This is such a vital program and we are in need of monetary
funds for the medical care aspect of the project. So
many of these animals are suffering from life threatening conditions and diseases
that go untreated because the demand for free veterinary care has not been
met. Additionally, not all homeless people plan to stay that way. We want
to be able make provisions for each pet to go to a foster family or
boarding facility if their owner
wishes temporary placement while they get on their feet or even permanent
placement if it is desired. We would also like to ensure that every animal
has a safe place to go, if their owner passes away, rather than being
taken to the shelter by animal control and euthanized. Our goal someday is
that this will be
prevented by a tag on the pet's collar with our information.
We plan to work with veterinarians, both in-office and in the field,
to bring relief to the suffering these animals often endure on a daily basis and help them
to live long
and happy lives.
We are in great need of funding for this project! Please consider
To donate supplies:
Animal Miracle Foundation
4804 NW Bethany Blvd. Suite 12-197
Portland, OR 97229
Supplies Wish List:
All natural, lower fat wet and dry food (with pop open lids for wet food)
All natural treats such as dehydrated sweet potato or chicken treats.
Looking for low fat items, as many animals have digestive issues due to
Bottled Water - Singular water bottles would be great!
Flea and Tick preventative - all sizes
Leashes and Collars - all sizes
Doggie Raincoats and Sweaters, all sizes
Plastic or collapsible food and water bowls
Hot spot treatment
Dog bathing wipes
Doggie Aspirin for pain - Nutri-Vet K-9 Aspirin for Medium/ Larger Dogs,
Soft carriers and beds for little dogs
Gently used or new sleeping bags
Thank you so very much for your support!