Suzy Q sits beside her master as he raises money to support the small family on the streets of Toronto. After her master hurt his back 12 years ago and the city took all of his money, his only job is panhandling.
As people left their offices to hurry home Friday night one man was working his corner, panhandling to support himself and his dog, Suzy Q.
He told me that when he won a settlement for an injury the city took almost all of the money, over $65,000 leaving him just under $20,000.
He's not happy that those who come into Canada get more social assistance help than he has gotten. He said that he was born in Canada, is bi-lingual and yet is reduced to asking strangers for a few coins to make ends meet. It's his only source of income.
A Toronto's man only means of support for himself and his beloved dog is panhandling he claims after back injury 12 years ago.
He has recently gotten shelter with a new program and is happy that he'll not spend this winter on the cold streets. He admitted that he had an addiction to alcohol and has served time behind bars.
He said that his main location is outside of the unemployment centre and that his regulars have been kind to him, giving him and Suzy Q what they need to survive.