How do homeless people care for their pets? | ABC News

How do homeless people care for their pets? | ABC News

For one Sunday a month, the car park of the Salvation Army’s Brisbane headquarters is being transformed into a makeshift veterinary clinic.

The sound of barking dogs breaks the morning silence as dozens of homeless people queue to have their pets examined by the volunteer vets and vet nurses.

Each night across Australia, more than 8,000 people are estimated to be sleeping rough, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics — and many of them have beloved pets.

But when those animal companions need even routine veterinary care, the cost can put it out of reach for some of the most vulnerable.

National charity Pets in the Park is easing the financial strain for pets and owners at ten locations around Australia by providing routine treatments, vaccinations, desexing and general health checks.

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  1. Ozlass 777 on January 28, 2023 at 2:57 am

    I applaud the vets and helpers who are offering a much needed service for the most vulnerable people in our society.
    It restores my faith in humanity.

  2. me chloe on January 28, 2023 at 2:58 am

    Who cld dislike this??’s ppl helping homeless ppl n their’s amazing!!!

  3. Cameron Johnson on January 28, 2023 at 3:02 am

    "I’m homeless & can’t take care of myself so let me take on the responsibility of taking care of an animal I also can’t truly afford to care for either" – Sounds legit.

  4. charlotte B on January 28, 2023 at 3:08 am

    wtf is wrong with people disliking this video seriously lot of messed up human beings in this world

  5. bertha craff on January 28, 2023 at 3:08 am

    cool, I love i this.

  6. Laura on January 28, 2023 at 3:11 am

    This is amazing. I am so happy for these people and pets

  7. FlowerGrower Smith on January 28, 2023 at 3:17 am

    What a worthwhile and wonderful service!

  8. Isabel Gason on January 28, 2023 at 3:17 am

    I support this. Thanks to those wonderful humans looking after their pets and to the vets who help them do this!

  9. penguin chick on January 28, 2023 at 3:19 am

    I just need to know…how do you prove you are homless?

  10. Chris Richardson on January 28, 2023 at 3:37 am

    Great to see the vets supporting such important relationships.

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