Where once people gave peace signs in the park, now people lie on the streets and that includes their furry friend.
I have been in San Francisco for 9 years and it has gotten immensely worse, at an exponential rate. Dogs have a special place in my heart, really all animals do...but the prevalence of dogs is unmistakeable.
I live on Market Street, 3 blocks west of Twitter and --- no homeless or dogs outside their building ---- it baffles my mind that the 'inhumaneness' that has become San Francisco sits on the heels of the richest in the country.
I blame the politics. The mayor tells the police to "tolerate" just about everything that happens on the streets. The drugs, mental health problems, street crime all prevails on the streets of San Francisco, the mecca city that brings in billions of dollars a year.
If Mayor London truly cared about helping the homeless dogs and people, she would transfer misappropriated funds from tax payers to open up rehabilitation clinics. Attempting the insane approach of building more shelters to help year after year, HAS NOT HELPED the homeless numbers. Most homeless people do not want to be in a shelter. They feel unsafe there. San Francisco believes in giving out syringes to people, not helping people get off drugs.