When you walk past a homeless person and their dog, do you question or judge their relationship?
86% of people think pets can be just as much a companion as another person, but over 60% judge those who struggle financially and also keep an animal.
New documentary series ‘Home is where their dog is’ sets out to challenge that judgement.
Mayhew have announced today (Tuesday 18 December) that they have partnered with internationally acclaimed production company Iconoclast, to challenge public perceptions of homeless pet ownership with a brand new series of short documentary films.
“Home is where their dog is” follows the lives of three homeless men and their dogs, and give an unrivalled insight into the unique supportive bond they share.
It cannot be denied we are in the grips of a growing homelessness crisis. Two thirds of Londoners agree that animal welfare issues and social issues are linked.
By showing the life-saving emotional support pet dogs have on a homeless person’s physical and mental well-being, they hope “Home is where their dog is” will inspire support and empathy from the public, and change the way homeless people and their four-legged companions are viewed.
You can watch all three 4-minute long episodes using the links below
· Gulbar and Lucky – https://youtu.be/_vog0VLZfm0
· Shaun and Toffee – https://youtu.be/HxeRJ3GFOr4
· Wully and Azzy – https://youtu.be/OtMCQYYNFcU
You can find more information on their website themayhew.org/homeless.