Wilk Announces Over $15,000 Awarded to City of Victorville to Support Pet and Veterinary Services for Those Experiencing Homelessness

VICTORVILLE – Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) is pleased to announce that the California Department of Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) has awarded the City of Victorville $15,959 from its Pet Assistance and Support (PAS) program to help support those with pets who are experiencing homelessness.

“Pets are like family members and for so many who are experiencing homelessness, a pet may truly be their only companion,” said Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita). “I am grateful to HCD for understanding the emotional tie between our vulnerable citizens and their pets. These funds will help to ensure the homeless in our area have the ability to take care of their pets’ needs.”

According to the HCD, the PAS program provides funding to emergency shelters assisting those experiencing homelessness. PAS grants provide funds for the provision of kennels/crates, pet food, basic veterinary services, and staffing and liability insurance related to providing those services. The intent of the program is to reduce barriers for individuals experiencing homelessness with their common household pets.

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