Monday, April 28, 2014
Puppy or Child? So hard to choose.
While Congress battles and the economy lags the children in America continue to suffer. In December of 2013 the number of homeless children in the United States set a new record high. There were 1.2 million public school children homeless, a 72% increase since the last recession.
I guess most of us live were we don't have to encounter children living in cardboard boxes and eating food from trash cans. We are the fortunate ones. If you don't see it, it doesn't exist.
Every time I see a plea that shows those forlorn little dogs with the Adopt Me message my first reaction is to think of children like this little girl pictured here. It sometimes is such a toss up. Both are cute and helpless. They even share extreme abuse.
Puppies get kicked and doused with gasoline and little children get punched and some are used as a place to stub out a cigarette. Treatment like this whether on animals or children is unacceptable.
I don't know how people can sit back and do nothing when we have hurting Americans on our streets. Not government's job to help out you say? Fine, then who's job is it, yours and mine? Maybe we should act the advocate to help this little girl pictured here and that little boy over there huddled on the curb.
But if we aren't willing to step up and provide a home, a temporary shelter for the homeless then who will do it?
Here is a link if you would like more information http://nationalhomeless.org on how you can begin to help.
Posted by Artichoke Annie at 11:59 AM