When Hillary Burrows was told she had to make a choice between a house and her dogs, there was no choice: the dogs are her family, and you don’t abandon your family.
Burrows, an English teacher, had been working across Europe for the last 8 years before returning to Kent, England. She ran out of cash when she wasn’t able to find work. When Burrows applied for public housing she was given the choice to have a roof over her head, but she had to give up the dogs. Burrows refused and has been living in her car for the last 4 months.
Burrows told the dailymail, “I have never been on benefits in my life before, I have a degree I have diplomas. I am in a no-win situation – I don’t want people to feel sorry for me, I just want someone to give me a hand-up.”