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Meet The Mother-Daughter Duo Providing Health Care For Homeless Pets

"The whole mission is to not have a pet be hungry, and not have a pet be in pain. And if their owner happens to be homeless, even more reason to help them."

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Have you ever walked by a homeless person with a dog and thought, "how can they care for that animal?" Eight years ago Genevieve Frederick thought the same thing and created a nationwide organization called Pets Of The Homeless with her daughter, Renee.

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The National Coalition for the Homeless says there are 3.5 million people experiencing homelessness every year, and about 10% of them are pet owners.

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So far, Pets Of The Homeless has treated over 12,800 pets.

"The whole mission is to not have a pet be hungry and not have a pet be in pain. And if their owner happens to be homeless, even more reason to help them because they don't have the resources," Genevieve Frederick told Elite Daily.
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"The whole mission is to not have a pet be hungry and not have a pet be in pain. And if their owner happens to be homeless, even more reason to help them because they don't have the resources," Genevieve Frederick told Elite Daily.

The organization sponsors volunteers and veterinarians all over to provide food and medical care for homeless pets.

"Some of our volunteers take it to the streets, or they go out to these encampments where they know that the homeless are congregated," Renee Lowry told Elite Daily.
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"Some of our volunteers take it to the streets, or they go out to these encampments where they know that the homeless are congregated," Renee Lowry told Elite Daily.

"What [the homeless] lack in their ability to provide vital resources like food, shelter and medicine for their pets, they reciprocate tenfold in love," Frederick continued.

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"My dog is at home right now by herself. She's wondering when me and my husband are going to come home. The homeless pets are with their owners 24/7 and they have a way bigger bond than you and I have with our pets."

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"Our job is to help these pets," Frederick said.

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