There are angels everywhere. In Huntsville, Texas, a Good Samaritan brought a homeless man and his dog back together; the woman’s inspirational story.
The homeless man holding a sign that read, “My dog is in the pound – help!” was spotted by Wilma Price as she was leaving the neighborhood Walmart. She then stops because she is aware of the many signs that the homeless routinely post, including “Lost my job” or “I need a beer.” But something causes Wilma to halt, and as she hands the man her business card, he tells her that the fee to have his dog taken out of the pound is $120.
But something causes Wilma to halt, and as she hands the man her business card, he tells her that the fee to have his dog taken out of the pound is $120.
Since Wilma only has $8 in her wallet and is skeptical if the homeless man is speaking the truth, she confirms his story with the shelter. The man’s dog is housed in the shelter, which explains why the charge to free him is so exorbitant, the shelter told Wilma.
“I asked him why the pound charged so much, and they said $35 was for an impoundment fee; after that, they gave the dog rabies shots, got a heart worm test, and the dog was confirmed to be heart worm-free; they also put a flea prevention on the dog, and they confirmed that the dog was in good condition. So now, whenever I don’t have a dime to my name, I call a close friend and ask her to sponsor money and I tell her I went back to find out his story as she had promised, so I did. His name is Patrick, and he is thirty years old. After talking with him for a bit and getting to know him better, I informed him, “Well, I’m obtaining the money to get your puppy.”
The papers Patrick needed to get his dog back was supplied to him after they left the shelter and paid the fees: “The dog is named Franklin; he was thrilled when he emerged from the pound. Digging deeper than being merely pleased to see the man is sometimes necessary in order to do what is right in your heart. That dog is loved by this man. On his backpack were the dog’s bowl and toys. When the dog emerged, the man was so wonderfully appreciative and had tears in his eyes since he was helping the dog fight the world.
Although perhaps not as tragic as Patrick’s, everyone has experienced difficulty at some point. However, you never know how much helping someone else out might mean to them. “This man wanted to give me the money he had amassed, and I know for a fact that he loves his dog. I wouldn’t accept it since he might be able to eat dinner tonight. He said that his dog always eats before him. Wow, that completely sums up who I am. I wish I had the money, but I’m afraid I don’t, to pay for the man to stay somewhere for a week so he and Franklin could get their bearings. Giving him my dog and hoping he gets a vacation from life is all I can do.