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Dogs and Cats of the homeless

Some of what we learned about the pets of homeless people.

“It may not be the lap of luxury, but the lap of a homeless person is one that’s available 24/7 for their pet. In return, the person without a home gets unconditional love, and on those cold nights on the streets, even shared bodily warmth. In fact, the pet’s love for their owner may be the only true love they have in their life. It can give them purpose, and with that comes a desire to be there to care for their pet. It can even make the difference for a person to choose sobriety over being in an altered state of mind from drugs or alcohol.” Mark Goldstein, DVM. Doctor Goldstein has also experienced many “street people” using what precious few dollars they have to seek veterinary care for their beloved pets before they would spend it on themselves.

This year Animal Victory is purchasing holiday “Love Boxes”💖 for the dogs and cats of the homeless.💕 Love boxes cost $30.00 each and include some of the following; dog and cat food, snacks, pet toys, harnesses for walking, insect repellant for dogs and cats, bowls, blankets, socks, hats, raincoats, and leash leads.

Additional funds will be used for veterinary care and larger items to protect pets, such as tents, tarps, pet strollers, sleeping bags, and camp pillows.

Just $30.00 pays for one Love Box, but as little as $2.00 helps. 🎁🙏

Can you chip in $2.00 towards a Love box for the pets?
Please click the red button below if you can help us this holiday season.

Dogs and Cats of the homeless🎄🕎🪔

Chion, Mama, & Scrappy above
Hello Supporters!

The response to Animal Victory’s inaugural Love Box campaign has been overwhelming! We learned quite a bit about the pets of the homeless and it has without question touched our hearts. When we started this project we had no idea if you would be receptive. We jumped in with both feet hoping for the best and we asked you to help us. Little did we know you would bombard us with donations and comments and love. Every donation for a Love Box and every comment that came through continually reminded us of how fortunate we are to have you by our side.

We were thrilled to be able to work with two expert non-profit organizations, Lori Rich from Taking it to the Streets with Lori and Shira, and Basic Needs Foundation, who work on a day-to-day basis with people on the streets and their pets. Because of you, these agencies were able to provide hundreds of items in need for people and pets this holiday season, as well as provide much-needed veterinarian services. In the beginning, our “Love Boxes” soon became “Love Bags” when we were informed of the cost of boxes as opposed to bags as well as the inconvenience of carrying boxes on the streets as opposed to bags. In any event, in addition to distributing the Love Bags, funds were earmarked for veterinary care, spay and neuter surgeries, and hotels for the homeless and their pets urgently in need of somewhere to go during inclement weather or while recuperating from surgery. We had so much fun working on this project and we could not have succeeded without you! There are numerous videos and photos we have posted on our Facebook page. These can be viewed by clicking the button below.

We really want you to know how much love you have brought to so many people and their pets living on the streets.


A few words from Lori on day one distributing Love Bags.

“I divided my time between two locations this morning and a total of twelve pets. The first was at Avalon Park where I visited with and distributed supplies to four dogs and two cats. The second was at a river bottom outlet at the Riverside/Rubidoux border. There were six dogs there. By the time we were done, I was running low on the supplies I usually carry with me so I called it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, ‘Love Boxes’ aka ‘Love Bags’ from, paper towels, toilet tissue, canned ravioli, beef sticks, beef jerky, protein bars, cookie packs, cracker packs, Riverside County Animal Services dog licenses, orthopedic pet bed, pet sweaters, doggie booties, stainless steel pet dish, Max and Neo dog collar, 20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, kabob chew sticks, bully slices and bully sticks were shared.”