Mother and Daughter Team Up to Bring Kindness and Care to Dogs of the Homeless

The homeless get little relief from hardship, so even more than for most of us, their dogs offer comfort in a time of need.

“We’re not the cure for homelessness. We’re not going to be able to change their lives, but we can make their pets’ lives better.” So says Lori Rich, who, with her daughter Shira, founded the nonprofit Taking It To the Streets, which brings care and attention to dogs belonging to people living on the streets of Riverside, California.

“We bring food and supplies to the homeless, we educate them about pet responsibility, and we also spay, neuter, vaccinate, microchip, and license as many of those pets as possible,” says Lori.

Their mission was inspired by Shira’s concern for the homeless pets she saw in their community, and now the duo has dedicated themselves to spreading kindness and care to the dogs of people facing a challenging situation.

Watch Lori and Shira in action:

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