Photo by myself of a stray cat in Brooklyn.
Between seeing homeless humans and animals, I've come to realize that one of the most important things to any living thing is the sense of 'home'.
Animal have homes, but not always ones with human guardians. These guys tend to stay within a distinct territory. Homeless humans are the same. They stay on particular street corners, subway stations or benches.
It's unimaginable to me to be completely without a home. To not have a home is to not have an identity or sense of safety.
I've noticed a lot more stray cats recently. I'm not sure whether it's because of the areas I frequent or because of the economy.
I sometimes see homeless people sitting on the sidewalk with a dog or cat, and it's a heartbreaking aight. It's easy to assume that the homeless person uses the animal to provoke more donations, but the animal is never on a leash or held against its will.
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