Los Angeles has many homeless people that own one or more dogs. They often stand on street corners asking motorists for money. At night, the dogs sleep with them under the bridges or on park benches. Homeless people often find the dogs wondering the streets, either lost or allowed by owners to roam free. Eventually these dogs become infested with fleas, suffer from skin disease, malnutrition, heat strokes and exhaustion to say nothing of the difficulties of the homeless life they share with their owners.
Liz Fox Rescue has been trying unsuccssfully to get the homeless people to bring their dogs to the local vet, all expenses paid, plus a $20 bonus. Unfortunately, no one has yet used this service. The only thing we can do is hand out flea medication. If you come cross a homeles person with a dog, please ask them if they will be willing to take their dog to the vet for a check up. We will provide the transportation and cover all medical costs plus give the homeless owner a bonus of $20.
This particular homeless man and his dog were at this street corner for hours, with the doggie perched on a bike seat not much bigger than the size of an envelope.