Our new weekly street dog care station!
#Streetdogslivesmatter to Dog On The Streets London
Helping man’s best (and often only) friend stay healthy on the streets.
Dog care has always been of huge importance to Breakfast In A Bag founder Michelle. Through her outreach project Off The Streets London Michelle has become known as someone who likes to care for the street dogs that so many of our homeless friends have as pets. She originally started providing essentials for the street dogs over four years ago, raising awareness and collecting donations via her original Twitter account @donatesox. Covering the Borough of Westminster, Camden, Shoreditch, East and North London, Michelle was the first to provide dog essentials to homeless people living on the streets of London. As a result awareness grew and more grass-roots initiatives recognised the need for support with, and donations for street dogs. Because homelessness in increasing across the UK, and especially in London, the need for street dog essentials is as great as ever.
For most rough sleepers their dog is their only companion, and many will choose to feed their “furbaby” before themselves. Some of these dogs live on a diet of human food and that’s obviously not good for their health. We regularly receive donations of dog food, treats, and warm dog coats and Michelle’s been able to pass these on to homeless dog owners, along with their breakfasts in a bag.
Throughout 2017 Breakfast In A Bag will be hosting weekly dog care stations for the dogs living rough on the streets with their homeless owners. Each week homeless dog owners will be able to pick up dry and wet dog food, treats, Dentastix, collars, leads, blankets, coats and more. A professional dog groomer will be attending regularly to trim nails, trim unwanted hair, and where appropriate provide a mobile bathing service. Once a month a local Veterinarian will be attending to check the health of the street dogs, and dispense flea and worming treatments.
If you would like to donate towards our weekly dog care stations please donate here…
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Meet some of our street dogs…