USA: Support Co-Sheltering for People with Pets

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U.S. H.R. 8074—The PUPP Act
ASPCA Position: Support
Sponsors: Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)

Hundreds of thousands of Americans experience homelessness every year. An estimated 12% of unsheltered homeless adults have pets, yet many emergency shelters do not allow companion animals, and unhoused people with pets often refuse assistance if it means giving up their pet.

The Providing for Unhoused People with Pets (PUPP) Act, H.R. 8074, seeks to remove this barrier to emergency housing by creating a grant program that would provide funds for homeless shelters to support clients with pets, including accommodating pets and providing basic veterinary services.

What You Can Do

Please complete the form below to email your member of the U.S. House of Representatives and urge them to support and cosponsor the PUPP Act. Unhoused people and their pets need access to emergency shelter. Your message today can make a difference.

Thank you for using your voice to help keep pets and people together!