Boy and His Dog Panhandling

Madison Wisconsin. Yesterday I walked down State Street looking to catch photos of revelers in their costumes. I came across this boy with his dog sitting on the sidewalk. Throngs of people passed by, carefully avoiding them. I spoke with the mother as she played her guitar and panhandled. She said she needed money for food as she was having trouble with food stamps. I contributed to her cause and received permission for this photograph.

This photo makes me feel sad and as I post it, I am wondering what I can do to help.

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One thought on “Boy and His Dog Panhandling

  1. Kathy Derene

    This is really sad. I’ve heard that it’s harder for women to find shelters here. There are few. Plus I imagine it’s harder if you have a kid and a dog. Weather’s getting colder. Let me know if you decide to take any action.

    Kathy

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