Community Veterinary Outreach
November 07, 2017

“My relationship with Mack … is the best I ever had … having my dog around I find it more comforting than having my girlfriend around … 'cause he always knows when I’m feeling bad ... I don’t always have to sit around explaining to him what I mean cause he already seems to know … having Mack is easy 'cause I can talk about my problems to him and he doesn’t judge me. 1” –Terence-

This quote is a familiar refrain in the world of Community Veterinary Outreach (CVO...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
November 07, 2014
Categories: Ask the Hub

There are many positive effects associated with pet ownership, including improved physical and mental health, as shown in J. Sherpell’s study. As such, many people in North America consider pets an extension of family—some would argue that a home just isn’t a home without animals. (I have two cats and a dog, and definitely fall under this category.)

People experiencing homelessness are no different, and a significant...

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