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I walk down the streets a lot in Birmingham and see so so many homeless people and it’s heartbreaking. If I have any money spare and sometimes I do, I’ll give it to them. I have a lovely, warm home. I have food at that home. I have unlimited water at that home. Now I’m not trying to brag but I’m lucky. I may not be extremely wealthy and priveleged but I have the necessities and some luxuries so why not share my money?
A lot of people don’t and that makes me sad but a lot of people have reasons to not. They may not have any change. They may just not want to and to be honest, no matter morals, who am I to say what they do with their money?
All opinions change when there’s a dog involved. You see a homeless man on the street and yeah you feel a little sad but you don’t feel inclined to do anything. BUT those inclinations change drastically when there’s a dog.
You begin to question the safety and health of the dog. Surely being owned by a homeless person means they are starving and dying, right? Wrong. Automatically you think about reaching into your pocket, but with anger because you cannot believe that a homeless person would dream of having a dog.
There’s many reasons why a homeless person would have a dog.
Maybe the dog is also a homeless dog and has just bonded with the homeless person? Maybe the person had a dog before they became homeless? Maybe they thought the dog would have been happier (spoiler: is right) with their owner rather than in a shelter? Either way we can’t question why they have a dog.
A lot of the time, the human really cares for the dog. When you see dogs on the street, are they skinny? Heck no. Half the time I see chubby cute dogs. This is because the person puts their dogs needs before theirs. Nice, huh?
At the end of the day, we (as people who are fortunate enough to have a roof over our heads and food on the table) are in no place to say what homeless people should be doing with their life. Homeless people get lonely and so do dogs. If you are genuinely so upset by the issue, do something to help. Do something to help other than moan about it.
It’s not all doom and gloom. I’m pretty sure the dogs are much happier being with their beloved owners than crying and pining for love in shelters.
I just think it’s kinda weird that people suddenly care for the dogs who are homeless rather than the humans.