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The Bond Between Homeless People and Their Pets

Posted by on June 28th, 2017 Posted in: Low Income


My Dog is My Home is a multimedia project highlighting the importance of homeless people’s relationship with their pets. Researchers focused on the relationships between humans and animals, what those relationships demonstrated and what solutions might address the needs of both. The project provides video interviews to tell individual stories, and provides understanding of the steps municipalities can take to support the relationships between people in need and their pets. More homeless shelters, tent cities and subsidized house could accept. The My Dog is My Home project also advocates for bigger picture changes such as access to affordable housing and mental health care. Read more about the project here.

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Medical Librarian, Network Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM, PNR. I work for a network of libraries and organizations with an interest in health information.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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