The Pixie Project, a nonprofit shelter in Portland, Oregon provides counseling and care for pets of homeless.
Amy Sacks runs The Pixie Project, and spends her days tracking down and working with homeless pet owners. “It’s the economy. I am taking so many animals that are family pets,” said Sacks. “I just took in a 9-year-old dog, and these people were besides themselves. They had the dog since it was 7 weeks old, and they lost their home.”
Sacks says she is fully aware that despite her best efforts, there will always be homeless pets in need because Portland, like most cities, does not allow pets in homeless shelters. “It’s gut-wrenching,” she said, describing her work.