I met oodles of homeless pets today at the grand opening of the new animal kennels at Loaves & Fishes, which is dedicated to Anneke Vos. I met Raider and Nudge, Danny Boy and Tiger, Afroditie and Lucile, Chuchu and Mia, Junior and Lover Boy, Taz, Leonard, and Bear Bear. All supremely loved. Some even received a blessing. I was even blessed, sort of, at the ceremony. We were in line to be blessed, but I took one look at that crazy man in a tan, flowing clock with a rope belt waving a wet fern frond at me and I made a left turn. Most of the blessing didn’t hit me. I felt a drop. It invigorated me. Or maybe that was the cake crumbs and frosting I licked off the pavement. I met dogs whose owners wanted to be outside, and I met dogs whose owners can’t get inside because they own a pet. I met someone living in their car with their pets. I met someone who has Social Security money to get housing but hasn’t been able to find a rental that will take pets. How nice to meet people who don’t think of their pets as disposable. And I met my first 18-pound cat.
Below is a gallery of photos some of Sacramento’s homeless and their pets who use this kennel.
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4 Replies to “HOMELESS PETS & OLLIE – WEDNESDAY – FEB. 23, 2011”
unbelievable. this just keeps getting better.
Loaves and Fishes also runs the Mercer Clinic,a collaboration between UC Davis veterinary students and area veterinarians, which provides medical care for the pets of the homeless at Loaves & Fishes. Please consider donating to the Mercer Clinic.
Great Pictures! It sucks that some people don’t except pets in homes or places. When a dog is happy with their owners, they are the most behaved and can live a life with out any problems. I love dogs, I love watching them, seeing their beautiful faces. The kettle opening is great for these dogs to hang out while their owners handle things. I am going to share this out.
So touching. What a gift you have given here, thank you for your photos. What dignity and beauty and compassion. I’m donating RIGHT NOW!