Please help my homeless dog....
I am overwhelmed by the amount of panhandler people I see out and about in town, holding signs on street corners, in front of stores, at gas stations, along with their trusty sad, homeless hungry dog. Does this bother any of you? I'm not a big bleeding heart for pan handlers in general, because just like those people, I too would LOVE to just have strangers hand me money, however, unlike them, I would use it for race entries or to take my family on trips, not cigs and beer and wine and whiskey.
I'm kidding, I would never stand on the street corner with a sign lol. Anyway, I have found myself really feeling bad for the dogs - and not the people! Is this inappropriate? After it, it's not the DOG'S fault his or her owner is homeless or has no food, is it? It's not the DOG'S fault his or her owner has chosen to beg for money rather than look for a traditional job, or go to a food bank, is it? I wonder, do food banks get any donations of dog or cat food, or do they use any funds they receive to purchase food for homeless pets?
This makes me feel a bit like I feel when I see people out with their babies, and the baby is wearing a onesie or tshirt that proclaims the parents' stand toward a particular religious or political thing. Way to use your dog or child to further your agenda. Nope, I don't like it =( Poor innocent dog!