22 Jul '12, 6am

What to Do When You Encounter Homeless People With Pets | Care2 Causes

I think each situation is very different. Considering the dogs were well cared for, but the manner of the woman, I'd say she was on drugs or sick. But then it was 100º. You did the right thing, certainly. And these were people who were smart enough to band together. HOWEVER: I have stood next to a homeless person with a dog who didn't know I was hearing him in a conversation with another, about having borrowed the other person's dog for the purpose of begging. Not his dog. Dog is cared for, but being used as a tool to get people's sympathy. I would have been unhappy to come across these people you came across because I wouldn't have known the first thing to do. But while I do give food and pet food sometimes, I NEVER give money.

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