Canines not only make your life wonderful but they’re also very loyal companions who are trustworthy and will provide you with unconditional love. They are like children who need constant attention and care. Their happiness and well-being becomes your top priority. Having said that, in order to give your four-legged friend the desired life, you need to have adequate resources to fulfill not only your needs but those of your dog. Pets devote themselves to their human owners and are steady friends who will always be by your side no matter how hard life gets. Usually if a person is facing difficulty meeting his basic needs then he would prefer to do everything in his power for himself and not anyone else, especially a pet. But Patrick is an exception who, despite his poor financial condition, could not bear to stay away from his canine friend.A woman named Wilma Price went to Walmart to buy groceries just like she did every other day.
While heading back home, she saw a homeless man named Patrick standing with a sign in his hands. She expected him to be like other homeless people asking for money but she was wrong.
Normally the sign reads, “I need a beer,” “lost my job need help” or something like that. But the cardboard sign of the man was different, which compelled her to start a conversation. The sign read, “Dog in Pound Need Help,” which touched Wilma. In the times when people don’t care about animals, finding a man who wants nothing but to be with his dog made her help Patrick.
After meeting Patrick, she got to know that he spent the last two days in jail for trespassing which is when his dear dog, Franklin was impounded and it was going to cost $120 to get him out of the pound. This explained the sign he was holding and in that moment Wilma made it her mission to reunite these two friends.
$120 might not seem like a big amount to many, but it certainly was to Patrick and even Wilma who had a mere $8 to her name. She then asked her friends for help and they verified Patrick’s story and even cross-checked with the pound. From all the checking, she realized that even though Patrick was not in a good situation, he loved his canine with all his heart. Franklin was a completely healthy dog and all of his vaccinations were up-to-date.
Soon Wilma started receiving donations, they managed to collect the amount and finally headed to the pound to get Franklin. The moment when Franklin and Patrick met was so moving that it could bring tears to anybody’s eyes.
Wilma said, “He was shaking when he came out of the pound. It was so happy to see the man. So sometimes you just have to dig deeper and do what’s right in your heart. That man loves that dog: on his backpack was the dog’s bowl and toys and it’s helping the dog survive against the world. The man was very very grateful he had tears in his eyes when the dog came out.”
Everybody has gone through a rough phase in their life. But the one person who stays with you particularly through the hard times is a keeper for life. Patrick was really thankful to Wilma for everything that she had done. In return, he offered her all the money that he had previously collected for the same. But Wilma couldn’t accept the money as her biggest reward would be the two having a satisfying meal with that extra cash.
Wilma, being an avid dog lover, couldn’t just let Patrick suffer. The Texas woman has devoted her life to rescuing and rehousing the abandoned dogs in and around the area since 1995. Her determination to help Patrick paid off well and she was happy about it.
On her Facebook page, she shared a video in which the dog gets distressed when Patrick leaves. The love between them clearly shows that they mean the world to each other. Even after the incident she decided to help them even more. She then created a donation page with a dog shelter website. She is doing everything that she can to help the duo lead a better life.