To Stop Panhandling San Francisco Hands Out Puppies Really? [POLL]
This has got to be one of the dumbest ideas I have ever heard in my life. Here’s the story. Dogs will be issued to single-room occupancy hotel residents who can prove that they’re capable of providing care.
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Along with the dogs, a $50 to $75 weekly stipend to cover dog food and other canine necessities. Really? I’m sure the new owners will spend the money on the dog and not on themselves. Who would think they would buy booze or drugs with the money.The idea is named ‘WOOF’, Wonderful Opportunities for Occupants and Fidos. Starting Aug. 1, dogs from local shelters will be available to formerly homeless people living in city-funded SROS or other housing.
They must also swear not to panhandle. The city suggest the majority of panhandlers are housed, but supplement their income through begging or just don’t have anything else to occupy their time.
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