Jodi McDonald: What would you do? |

Jodi McDonald: What would you do?

What would you do if you saw a stray dog wandering, tired and unfed? What if a stray cat roamed town shivering, cold, and sleeping in alleys?

I doubt there are many in this community who would turn their back on a homeless animal … and yet I am amazed how many people look the other way when they see a homeless person walking down the street or sitting on a curb.

Folks, the problem won’t solve itself. Our community has the resources to solve this problem, yet there seems to be a stigma about helping people who are down on their luck.

True, some homeless folks have ruined their own lives with drugs or alcohol (should we care less about their needs?) Most are like you and me. The difference is their luck ran out before ours.

If everyone in this community donated just $5 a year to a general fund it would create an abundance of help for our homeless. Mini-houses/pods in established and supervised camps with showers and toilets could be established. Counseling, rehabilitation and other resources could be provided.

Why should we care more about homeless animals than our fellow humans? What if it was you?

Jodi McDonald

Grass Valley

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