It was a combination of luck and kindness that led to a joyous reunion between two dogs and the owner who’d been forced to give them up during a hospital stay.
Sometimes you hear a really moving story that just immediately gets you teary-eyed. This is one.
It began when an elderly man from Delaware, USA, had a heart attack in September this year. He luckily survived but was hospitalized and could no longer take care of his two dogs Bailey and Blaze. The dogs were placed in a shelter where they were forced to remain until their master returned to health.
Time passed, but the man (whose name is not published) remained under hospital care. In the end, his dogs could no longer be kept at the shelter and they were put up for adoption…
Read on for his full, moving tale.
But fate was on the man’s side. When he was finally strong enough to leave the hospital, the dogs had luckily not been adopted out yet. He hurried to his dogs to bring them back home.
It was a wonderful reunion. The dogs were overjoyed when they saw their owner again.
But taking them home was not as easy as the man had hoped it would be. The shelter charged him US $250 for ‘adopting’ them back. It was more than he had.
He asked to come back later and sadly returned home again, without his dogs.