New shelters for pets of homeless people

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Homeless people will now have a new place to shelter their dogs when they use the services at St. Vincent de Paul's Eugene center.

The Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/vmQdwH) says volunteers spent Saturday building a dozen doghouses with carpeting and roofing material to keep moisture out.

About 150 homeless people stop by the agency each day for food, to take showers, do laundry or get mail. Many bring their dogs. Until recently the dogs were put in an enclosure and tied to a fence.

Eugene resident Judith Voss came up with the project after seeing the sorry state of the dog enclosure.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com