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SF tries to curb panhandling with puppies, stipends

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San Francisco homeless in the Tenderloin will receive $50 to $75 a week to foster problematic dogs to prepare them for adoption. Paid for by Getty money. The participants also receive training sessions by Animal Care and Control, regular check-ins by the trainer, and all the dog food, toys, leashes, and veterinary care the dog needs.

The city receives 500 more dogs per year now than it did before the recession, most turned in due to economic hardship. 15% of shelter dogs are deemed not adoptable because they are not socialized and are rowdy, hyper, or too shy to interact with humans.

This is a really cool idea, Niall. I hope it works.

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