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SF program will pay panhandlers to rescue dogs
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A pilot program will begin Monday in San Francisco that pays panhandlers to rescue dogs from the city's animal shelter. It's called "WOOF," Wonderful Opportunities For Occupants and Fidos.
The mayor's homelessness chief Bevan Dufty came up with the plan to have people living in city-funded supportive housing give up panhandling. In exchange, they would get $50 to $75 a week to take care of the animals
PETA, a national animal rights group, offered the city $10,000 to cancel the program.
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