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Manhattan Soup Kitchen Has Open Doors for Homeless People AND Their Pets (Link)

New York City soup kitchen Collide recognizes the interdependent relationship of homeless people and their pets. They feed both!


One Soup Kitchen Is Opening Its Doors To Homeless Pets (Link)

In a city where 8.4 million call home, more than 52,000 people sleep in a homeless shelter and at least 3,200 additional people sleep on the streets of New York City. For many, the only emotional support, stability and unconditional love they receive comes from the loyal pets that stay close to them during their hardships. But this bond isn’t always easy. Fortunately there is help. ~ The Dodo

The Collide Ministry for Homeless People & Their Pets

The Collide ministry provides homeless people and their pets meals, as well as veterinary care that includes spaying and neutering services. Their mission statement:

At Collide, we recognize the critical role companion animals play in the overall well-being of their owners, as they offer emotional support, stability, and unconditional love. We believe all creatures are valuable, and for us, that means compassion extends from the end of the leash to the hand that holds it. ~ Collide



About The Author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for sharing!

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Appreciate the reblog!

  1. Tao

    Reblogged this on zenyogipoet and commented:
    This is only right, since for many people (myself included) Our much beloved animals are everything to us. Homeless people like animals deserve a good home.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks, Tao. I see your new blog – Good you see you back!

      • Tao

        Thanks JoAnn 🙂 great to be back.

  2. Erica Herd

    This is great news.

  3. puppiesinparadise

    I am shocked at the number of homeless in New York alone. Pets also provide protection for these people. They give them the feeling of saftey. I am impressed that this organisation provides the animals assistance as well. Stories like this gives me hope that there are kind loving people in the world.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Let’s hope it starts a good trend for homeless people and their pets, and serves to bring more attention and aid to the issue of homelessness.

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