If you were forced to pick between shelter and a furry companion, which would you choose? According to the News today, more and more homeless people are choosing their pets over warmth and a roof. And by more and more, they mean one very sad homeless man they found with a dog. Because he's the only example they use to prove their theory. Patrick Markee, of the Coalition for the Homeless, admits that it's hard for people to separate from their pets, but the majority of homeless people are much more interested in survival: "They don't think having a pet to care for is a very good survival strategy. The majority, in order to get shelter or housing have to give the pets up, at least for some period of time and that's a very hard thing to do."