Population Health

October 1, 2019

Pop-up galleries will visualize the bond between homeless humans and their pets

A cat named Chanel sunbathes in her favorite spot in a motorhomeA series of pop-up galleries featuring autobiographical photographs made by people experiencing homelessness with their pets will launch on Friday, October 4, 2019 in the University of Washington’s Red Square.

The galleries, which will appear in public spaces around Seattle in October, will help illustrate the connections homeless people share with their companion animals. The events are being organized by the Center for One Health Research.

The center also launched the One Health Clinic, providing one-stop health care and veterinary care for homeless youth and their pets, earlier this year. The project is supported by the UW and Washington State University in partnership with Neighborcare Health and New Horizons Ministries.

Both the clinic and the photo galleries are funded through a pilot research grant from the Population Health Initiative.

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