A contractor in Houston, Texas builds on a small scale by building and donating free doghouses for low-income families in the city. Diane Hodges reports.
Dogs find a “woof” thanks to Texas charity
A charity in Houston is set on bringing the city’s dogs in from the cold.
The group, Huts for Mutts, builds and donates free doghouses to owners in low-income neighborhoods.
“Ya’ll want some dog food?”
The founder of the group, Aliesha Medley, drives around, occasionally coming to a “paws.”
(SOUNDBITE)(ENGLISH) MEDLEY, AS SHE’S DRIVING, SAYING:
“We’re just looking for dogs on chains.”
(CALLS OUT TO BOY)
“Is that your dog? We go around and give out dog houses for free. Do you think he’d let us give him a dog house?”
Yeah. That would be awesome.”
The group started accepting donations through their Facebook page 2 months ago and have already dropped off 79 of the no-frill shelters.
Grateful recipients said they wanted to shelter their pet, but just couldn’t afford it.
(SOUNDBITE)(ENGLISH) DOG OWNER WINFRED BUTLER SAYING:
“I didn’t want them like that but there was nothing I could do about that.”
(SOUNDBITE)(ENGLISH) DOG OWNER DAMON BROOKS SAYING:
“Not everybody can afford to keep buying dog house after dog house after dog house.”
Medley says she’ll keep at it until every dog in the city is covered, one “woof” at a time.