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Pet-Friendly Homeless Shelters? [Nov. 8th, 2008|08:09 pm]
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Today, I met a woman at a bus stop who was in a really rough place: she's homeless and can't find a shelter that'll let her stay with her cat. It's more important to her to stay with the cat than to get inside--she's got some pretty serious mental health problems, and it's functionally a therapy animal, but because she doesn't have the official paperwork saying so, no dice. The cat itself is super sweet and obviously well cared for.

I'm bringing her some blankets and cat food tomorrow, and I figured that in the meantime, since I have access to the internets and a phone, I can hunt around for potentially useful resources. I've tried the PWCL, who thought Transition Projects or JOIN might be worth a shot; any other ideas?

(cross-posting to damnportlanders and poorinpdx)

[User Picture]From: shane_mayhem
2008-11-09 05:42 am (UTC)
I wonder if the folks at Outside In might know? I know that they're mainly youth-oriented, but they might have some resources--I like them because they recognize the huge importance of animals in people's lives.
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