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Local non-profit Street Dogz provides free booties for homeless dogs’ paws

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s estimated there are more than 5,000 homeless living on the streets of the Las Vegas valley.  Many of them are living with pets as they try to brave the summer heat, which is especially tough on their dogs. 

The hot conditions can be
downright dangerous and that’s where the non-profit group Street Dogz steps
in. It supplies dogs with booties. Dozens of pairs of little paw
protectors are giving out every week to keep them from blistering on
concrete. 

Linda Wilson of Street Dogz
puts it this way, “when I see people with a dog with no booties on, I tell
them take your shoes off and walk on that street for like 3 minutes and tell me
how you feel.”

Street Dogz volunteers fan
out across Las Vegas delivering food and supplies to nearly a thousand homeless
families every month.  8 News NOW Anchor Denise Valdez has more.