Walking around in New York City always amazes me. It is so much to see, so much to do and so many interesting people. Even though it is a beautiful city, it is hard not to notice the people that are less fortunate.
It swams of homeless people in the Big Apple. It is heartbreaking to see young people living on the streets with no money or a place to sleep. But as a dog lover my heart breaks even more when I see a dog laying under a blanket next to their owner.
I know that the homeless people take good care of their dog, but the question that I always ask myself is “why get a dog when you can’t even take care of yourself?”
In the summer time the dogs are sweating and in the winter time they’re shivering. Is it fair that homeless people acquire a dog just because they’re lonely and need some company? I don’t think so. They can’t ask people for money or food like people can. They are not just homeless, they’re also helpless.
I never give money to a homeless person with a dog. Instead I buy a bottle of water and something they both can eat. What good will it do if the owner just buy drugs for the money you give them? I think it is imporant to also think about the dog in a situation like this. Do you agree?
Till next time!