Today was a quiet day, as I had suspected, due to the down pour that occurred this morning. I had my co-pilot Lily with me, as Kathryn has not been feeling well the past few days.
When I arrived in the area of Main & Hastings I could see a few blocks down the street was blocked with multiple fire trucks and police vehicles. Plus Hastings was blocked off from Columbia to Carrall Street. I found out from someone on the street that it was the recycling station that had had a fire. I haven’t yet heard anything more so I’m not sure if this was the case. A few days ago, this same area also saw a stabbing.
The photos from today are also different than most days due to the fact that I only saw one dog who came for a care package. I chose to take some photos of the area that we help, the area of Main & Hastings.
This is where we help. Where we drop off to the women in the Women’s Centre. Where we venture down to Oppenheimer park, and chat with the people, offering support with supplies. Where we find dogs and people and birds (lots of seagulls). This is the area that we walk around, looking in the nooks and crannies for a pet that might just need a bit of extra support, or a jacket, or collar, or leash.
These same areas are where many come to hang out on the streets and sell what they have. The streets sometimes are in complete chaos, but in amongst it all, are the pets. The pets that live with their owners, either on the streets, or in the hotel rooms in the area. We have found that these pets are truly loved by their owners, we are just there to offer them support on a regular basis.
So as you follow our blog, you will follow our journey. A journey that we hope will allow pet owners living in one of the roughest parts of Vancouver, no matter who they are, or what they have or don’t have, feel good about what they can offer to their pet, their family!