There are thousands of homeless people who are living on the streets this holiday season, and many of them have pets. These pets help to bring comfort and joy through even the hardest of times. That is why one rescue group decided to give a special holiday gift to the pets who live on the streets with their owners.
Inspectors with the RSPCA are wandering the streets, seeking out homeless individuals and their pets. They are gifting them with special waterproof coats to help keep their pets warm all winter long. When the temperatures drop below 10 degrees in many areas, the RSPCA hopes that these coats will ensure the dogs are all safe and healthy.
“While we can’t help all of them, we wanted to do something to show some kindness during these winter months,” Amy Quirk, director of field operations for the RSPCA, said in a press release. “As many of these people told us, their dogs are their lifeline, and they want to do the very best for them, so by handing out these coats, we are just helping them in a small way to keep the pets they rely on so much happy and healthy.”
Inspectors with the RSPCA will be on the lookout for any and all homeless individuals and their pets…
…and when they find a pair, they will give them one of the coats they have on hand, making sure it fits the pet comfortably.
Each person who has received a coat for their dog has been so incredibly grateful…
…and the dogs were pretty excited about them, too.
“She’s my ear, she’s my shoulder, she’s my best friend,” one man told the RSPCA in a video about the project. “She’s my protection — she’s everything.”
Watch the full video of this act of kindness below: