Culver City Observer -

Homeless Pets


November 11, 2021

A homeless man and his dog in Reed Park.

By Sarah Storkin

Many homeless people hit the streets along with their pets. Others acquire pets when they are homeless. The animals seemingly don't discriminate on the basis of housing. They are often perfectly happy to live outdoors. But why would people experiencing homelessness want the burden of a pet?

Homeless pet owners use their pets to facilitate socialization, says Wikipedia. The pets get their owners out to local vet clinics and parks where they interact with other pet owners. Many homeless pet owners regard their pet with a high degree of attachment and report lower levels of...

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