New initiative hopes to help homeless and their animals
A new study shows five to ten-percent of the nation's 3.5 million homeless have dogs or cats with them on the streets. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A new study shows five to ten-percent of the nation's 3.5 million homeless have dogs or cats with them on the streets.
In Las Vegas, organizations have found that since there are limited or no accommodations for pets at area shelters, many people choose the streets over a warm bed.
Noah's Animal House at Shade Tree opened five years ago because it noticed a need.
The Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition is working to make its "Homeless People and Pets Initiative" a reality.
The two biggest needs are veterinarian care and help with fostering the animals.
To learn more about the initiative or find out how you can help, contact Tyrone Thompson of the SNRPC at email@example.com