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#WATWB: Feeding the Dogs of Homelessness


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Homelessness comes in many forms, human and four-legged. The love between homeless people and their companion animals can be powerful. Paul Crowell knows this. He fed the companion dogs of homeless people for five years until new  management at the  dog boarding and day care facility cut off his supply of excess food. But Paul had seen the need up close. He didn’t quit. He started a GoFundMe campaign which helps him continue to feed homeless dogs and created Project Open Paw.

Here’s the story:

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“We Are The World Blogfest seeks to promote positive news. There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit.”

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comes on the 4th Friday of each month when we share a story “that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood.” 

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1. Keep your post to Below 500 words, as much as possible.

2. Link to a human news story on your blog, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Paste in an excerpt and tell us why it touched you. The Link is important, because it actually makes us look through news to find the positive ones to post.

3. No story is too big or small, as long as it Goes Beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.

4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD badge or banner on your Post and your Sidebar. Some of you have already done so, this is just a gentle reminder for the others.


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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

13 thoughts on “#WATWB: Feeding the Dogs of Homelessness

  1. That’s a lovely story about Paul Crowell JoAnna and kudos to him for starting a GoFundMe so he could continue his work. I hope he gets a place where he can keep dogs if their owners are taken off the streets for a while and that he can re-unite them.

  2. Great story for WATWB – it’s good to see that someone understands how important these animals are.

  3. I always wondered what happened to the dogs that hang out with the homeless population around here. It’s good to see someone, somewhere is taking care of them. I wonder if we have something similar here in Abq.
    Thanks for participating in #WATWB!

  4. What a great story! I often find homeless people with pets take care of them better than they do themselves. This is such a great initiative. Thanks so much for sharing this and for being a part of #WATWB.

    • I’m glad you liked the story. Homeless people do care about their four legged friends. And dogs have a strong pack mentality and want to be with family wherever the family lives.

  5. That is a very good man who is helping feed the dogs of homeless people. And other people think it is a good thing since he is getting help from like minded people. I love this heart warming story.

  6. I loved this story of doggie love and Mr. Crowell’s determination to keep pets of the homeless fed. Kudos to him and his kind heart.

  7. Serving the homeless dogs, so nice and positive.
    I am so happy to know that dogs are not being dumped or killed.
    Thank you so much! In Darkness, Be Light. Team #WATWB

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