Homeless Man Agrees To Give Up His 31 Dogs In Hope They Will Find Forever Homes
A kind-hearted man with no means whatsoever has been helping abandoned and stray dogs over the previous 16 years, feeding and taking care of his dogs as much as he possibly could. While he was caring for those pups, the man in question lived in the wild and barely had food or shelter for himself. That, however, didn’t stop him from trying his best to keep his pups safe and healthy.
After spending all those years in Natchez Trace State Park in Tennessee, the homeless man finally agreed to accept help for himself on the condition that all 31 of his dogs were fine and provided for. He and all of his pups were inseparable in the park located just 100 miles outside Memphis and survived both hunger and the harsh weather together. Despite his best intentions, some of his dogs did suffer various health problems and diseases. Three of them had severe leg injuries while others had broken teeth and other discomforts, according to Animal Rescue Corps.
After years of attempting to help the poor man, the local community finally persuaded him to seek help and ultimately give himself and his dogs a second chance at happiness. Though he hesitated, the man has always wanted the best for his furry friends, so he listened to other people’s pleas and agreed to say farewell to the wild.
A representative for ARC told The Dodo that several men knew him for a very long time, offering their help over the years. Some even helped him take care of the dogs. We don’t know what made him change his mind this time, but it seems he realized the pups would be happier in forever homes.
Here’s what ARC President Scotlund Haisley said:
“He wasn’t going to abandon the dogs and accept the help for himself without first finding a group to take the dogs. We are very glad to be able to assist.”
The ARC transported the dogs to an emergency shelter during the weekend so that they would receive medical care and food. They also had to be vaccinated.
This case is part of a big attempt by ARC to help neglected and abandoned animals throughout Tennessee. So far, they have been really successful. The organization rescued 130 animals in just three days, 31 of them belonging to the wild man.
ARC definitely intends to keep its promise to the man, as they will provide all the care the pups need until they are transferred to shelters and rescue organizations that will give it their best shot to find them loving homes.