In November of 2012, Special Needs K9 hit the streets of NY City as well as some areas of NJ to start off our “Homeless with Pets” program.
This program was designed to help the homeless (many of whom are MILITARY VETERANS that our own country has FAILED) and their pets by supplying them with food…and yes that includes human food as well as dog food, blankets, cloths, few dollars and other daily necessities. We will also provide medical treatment for their pets when necessary, but only when our funds allow such actions (unfortunately so far, we have not had sufficient funds to provide medical care for the dogs in need since we started this program). We get NO government grants. We solely depend on donations, all of which go to our cause. We do NOT collect ANY salaries.
This program is to run indefinitely or until lack of funding forces us to shut it down. That’s the last thing we want to see as there are many people and animals living on the streets that NEED OUR HELP! So if you can find it in your heart to give a little, please go to our donate page. Again, there are no salaries paid out by SNK9 and all donations go directly to the needy.
UPDATE: 2-14-13 “Valentine’s Day”: So far we have done about 7 runs in NY and NJ. We have helped a number of people and their pets but we know there are many more as some are hard to track down. If you see any people with their pets living on the streets without homes and daily shelter that we all take so much for granted, please let us know of their location via e-mail email@example.com so we can help them.
We will continue to do our very best but we can NOT do it alone! Please…..HELP US HELP THEM!
UPDATE with PHOTOS: 3-17-13 SNK9 at work in NYC caring for dogs living with the homeless. Stacey of SNK9 and her niece Gabby and nephew Thomas helping to deliver blankets and dog food to the needy. It is great to see that the younger generation cares and wants to make a difference.
** OUR “HOMELESS WITH PETS” PROGRAM of 2013-2014 WINTER is CURRENTLY UNDERWAY!
Left photo: Stacey of SNK9 (middle) with her niece Gabby (left) and Ellie, the dog’s owner (right).
Right photo: Thomas (left) and Gabby (right) making sure that the dog has enough food to last a couple of weeks.