Ruff Sleepers is a dog washing service for the homeless and those at risk of experiencing homelessness.
Each month it works in partnership with a group of volunteer vets, Pets in the Park (PITP), to offer a free vet service, a dog washing service and free meals and a range of donated items to clients including dog accessories and pet food.
Ruff Sleepers is leading a fundraising campaign to raise funds to establish an emergency surgery treatment fund for homeless people’s pets.
It also advocates
– more housing options for homeless pet owners especially crisis housing for the homeless and those escaping domestic violence
– the establishment of a veterinary fund to pay for life saving treatment
– greater awareness of the value of pet ownership for metal and physical health and well being, particularly among those facing difficult times