People can suffer abuse while they are homeless. They can be spat at. Screamed at. Left alone in the cold, too scared to sleep.
A pet can often feel like the only companion for someone sleeping on the streets. They provide solace and comfort during what can be an extremely difficult time. Forced to choose between shelter and their pet, many risk sleeping rough in dangerous conditions rather than being separated.
Here at St Mungo's we recognise the powerful emotional support a pet can provide. That's why we are one of the only charities to accept pets in our hostels.
By giving to St Mungo's this National Pet Month, you can help save two lives.