Homeless people welcomed in a day center with their dog, a first in Ile-de-France - THECHOWANIECS.COM

Homeless people welcomed in a day center with their dog, a first in Ile-de-France

Homeless people can since Thursday be welcomed with their pet at the accommodation and social reintegration center (CHRS) Le Sentier in Melun (Seine-et-Marne). It will be open to them from Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., reports The Parisian.

While the man enjoys a break, shower, meal or help with his administrative procedures, the dog can stay outside, in one of the three boxes installed on site. Until now, the homeless could not go there with their companion.

A dozen people identified

A situation that is found in many reception sites in France. “We will be the first to do so in Seine-et-Marne and even in Ile-de-France! assured our colleagues Giovanni Recchia, ex-member of the Animalist Party and delegate for the animal condition.

A dozen people with dogs are identified in the agglomeration. Le Sentier would like to be able to call in veterinarians from time to time. The structure is also waiting for donations of food, muzzles, leashes and bowls, because it does not benefit from any public funding for this device (contact at 01.64.89.51.39).

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