VIDEO: Vietnam Veteran Reunited With Dogs Months After Fighting For His Life
By Space Coast Daily // September 29, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: This is the story of Baily and Blaze the 2 dogs that were reunited with their owner after 3 months.
This is the story of Baily and Blaze the 2 dogs that were reunited with their owner after 3 months.
The video shows him being told his adoption fee has been taken care of and the donations he received as well, went viral on Facebook.
Animal control picked Baily and Blaze up for safe keeping because their owner suffered a major heart attack.
Safe keeping holds are normally 5 days.
However, their owner wanted them back more than anything but wasn’t doing well.
The shelter held them for 20 days and made the decision to go ahead and sterilize them and place them up for adoption after receiving news that their owner wasn’t well and may not live much longer.
Their owner called many times asking about them stating he was coming to get them.
He loved them a lot but when he did get better he wasn’t in a position to get them back.
He was getting back on his feet and finally came to see them for the first time in months and put a deposit down to get them back.
Melissa Eagle who was a kennel tech, event staff, and now transportation for animal control knew the whole story and helped take care of them at the holding facility and transported them to the shelter that just so happened to be there to pick up a dog to go back to the shelter at the same time.
She saw him with his dogs for the first time in months and how he was in ‘awe,’ as were the dogs! The man sat on the floor with them as they licked him and went crazy with joy.
Seeing this and not knowing that the office manager at the shelter had reduced the adoption fee from more than half of the original fee, Melissa went home, and contacted some of the volunteers from the events to see if any would be willing to pitch in 5 -10 dollars toward his adoption fee to get it covered for him. It didn’t take long when one volunteer stepped up and said they would cover all of the costs.
Baily and Blaze’s owner was determined to get them back at any cost. The staff of FSAC PetSmarts location had called and asked him to come down to get the paperwork started to get his dogs back.
He didn’t know what was in store for him.
After doing the paper work he was given his deposit back, which is where the video starts.
He couldn’t understand why he was getting his money back and thought he wasn’t allowed to have them back. As Lindsay tried to explain everything to him he was in shock as she tells him that Melissa, who was there the day prior and watched him with his dogs was able to get his adoption fee covered by a volunteer and that other volunteers had donated dog food, toys, gift cards, treats, among other things yet to come.
Melissa was on her way to PetSmart to meet him and give him the rest of the donations that he didn’t know he had during the video.
The man is a Veteran from Vietnam, a man who lost everything his health, dogs, and home who was rebuilding his life and given a Christmas gift from many caring people he had never met.