This week’s short debate in the Senedd was lead by Jack Sargeant AM (Lab, Alyn & Deeside) on attitudes towards dogs by homeless shelters.
For many homeless people, their dog might be their only source of strength and companionship.
He said, “Now, some will say that the person looking for accommodation should just give away their dog….
I could never do that, and that is a decision they definitely should not have to make.
There are many benefits to accepting dogs into hostels, not just for the owners and the dogs themselves, but for staff and other residents.
When homeless people are forced to choose between their dog and a hostel place, most will, understandably, choose to stay with their dog, as their dog is most often their best friend, their companion.
The bond between any dog owner and a dog is a strong one, but it will never be more so than with that of homeless people.”