Driving across the job site he saw a small, sick, starved dog on the side of the road. He was at work but stopped anyway and picked her up. He couldn't keep driving.
He called me to ask me to get on the phone for him to find a no kill shelter in his part of Texas.
That took some doing. In fact every place I called, and he was working the car phone while he drove, they told us that they would have to put down any sick animal he brought in.
But they don't know my Benny.
In the end he located somehow a woman who was running a private rescue for sick and mangey dogs who told him sorry no room left, so many needy animals.
Ben went over there anyway and with a donation and offer to volunteer he persuaded her to take in the pup. He kept in touch and helped when he could.
Now months later here are shots of that little dog. Happy, fit and now placed in a forever home in Colorado. They call her Dreamy.
This little story reminds me that bothering to help and not giving up are principles to live by.
You never know, you just never know, we all need to remember that.
|My Ben and the dog he found.|