21 December 2012
The SDF's dog
The majority of SDFs seem to have a dog and those I've seen are well fed. The local vets will treat these dogs free when it's necessary. This dog has a blanket, bowls, even cardboard underneath her so she won't get chilled. Cynically I suppose one could say she is displayed in this way to encourage people to give money. Who knows? The truth is that often a dog is the only friend a homeless person has.
I asked her owner if I could take her photo and he let me but insisted I didn't take his - so of course I didn't.