Homeless with Dog, Boulder Man Refuses Shelter
Being homeless with a dog means giving up on a warm bed and other comforts, but Boulder, CO man shows fierce loyalty to his best friend.
“David” lost his job after a devastating back injury. With no money to pay rent, he was forced to live on the street, surviving on donations.
Living outside in the bone-chilling Colorado winter, David has seriously considered spending nights at the local shelter for the homeless. The only thing that stops him from taking that step is his love for his six-year old German Shepard. The shelter cannot accommodate pets.
“Being homeless with a dog isn’t easy,” explains David. All I have to do to get a roof over my head is give up Hope (“Hope” is the name of his dog). But she depends on me. I’ve had her since she was a pup and I figure she probably has another six years or so to live. I’ll live on the street for as long as I need, if that’s what it takes to keep Hope safe.”
The Boulder County Humane Society provides David with food for Hope, in an effort to keep her in his care. They even took care of her for a few days this winter, when David became stricken with pneumonia.
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“I’m very willing to work,” states David. “I just need to be able to take Hope with me to the job site, since I have nowhere to leave her. Most people aren’t willing to let me do that.”
Dan Page states: “So the next time you see a homeless person on the street with a dog, stop and give them a few bucks. You won’t miss the money, but it could mean everything to them. If that pushes you outside your comfort zone, then perhaps make a donation to your local Humane Society. They do a lot of great work, in addition to helping dogs like Hope…survive.”
Dan Page runs a small business assistance site called “Skill Highway” (www.skillhighway.com) and he loves dogs.
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