HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW?
If Bevan Dufty gets his way, in the program he initiates this August called “WOOF”, you could get paid up to $75 a week to protect and care for a homeless shelter puppy. The program, aimed at panhandlers, is meant to provide a companion and financial support to help keep them from aggressively seeking money in public spaces. And, yes, there are guidelines in place to screen potential puppy owners before putting one in his/her care. On the surface it seems far-fetched but any dog lover will attest to the unparalleled joy that comes from loving their mutt. Dufty hopes to provide a little bit of that joy along with a substantial incentive to discourage panhandling in San Francisco. Cash for Care? We look forward to seeing the results of this pilot program and commend Dufty on taking action to tackle social issues with love, companionship and puppies!