If you’re a pet owner, you know the joy, support and companionship your furry friend can bring. At the end of a bad day a walk or play with your dog, or a cuddle with your cat can help to take your mind off your troubles.
The companionship and therapeutic value of pets is immeasurable. That’s why we’re firm believers that the more we can do for the animals, the greater their human’s chances of improving their situation over time. They can assist with mental health and self-esteem which can only have a positive flow-on effect in the long run. Pets also aid with community engagement. They inspire conversation and help the broader community understand that people who are homeless are not less deserving of love and care than anyone else.
Pets of the Homeless Australia provides food, veterinary care and other support to the pets of people experiencing or facing homelessness. We believe in keeping pets and humans together through difficult times.
We provide this support in a judgement-free environment so that every person experiencing or facing homelessness can feel supported in their actions to care for and stay with their pet. In doing so, we are committed to:
- Keeping people united with the companion that provides company, protection and unconditional love.
- Reducing the number of healthy pets that are surrendered to shelters and euthanised due to financial hardship.