We record all cases, and it surprises many supporters that 61% of our emergency cases are pets that are owned by women. Women stay hidden, their dogs provide them protection, companionship, and unconditional love.
Jozi is lucky her owner escaped domestic violence and found a shelter that allowed dogs. Many times women calling have nowhere to go and will stay in a violent environment because they will not leave their pet behind
Jozi’s owner has been living in a domestic violence shelter in Longwood, FL for the past 2 months. Currently, she is unemployed and does not receive any public assistance.
She reached out to Feeding Pets of the Homeless about her twelve-year-old female Shih Tzu named Jozi.
The owner said that Jozi had a severe cough and was told by a previous veterinarian that she may have a collapsed trachea.
After our intake interview was completed, and homeless verification was provided, an appointment for an exam and x-rays were approved at one of our network hospitals. It was determined that Jozi had a severe case of bronchitis. Medication was provided. Feeding Pets of the Homeless contributed $398 towards Jozi’s care.
We received this email: Thank you so much for taking care of Jozi!!! Grateful just doesn’t cover it!! Blessings ~ The meds are working, and she seems a little better each day; I can’t thank you enough!!
We are honored to be able to provide aid and we could not without your help. Thank you for your compassion and support.