This homeless man saves an abandoned dog and gets an unexpected end
Homeless and penniless, Ron did not hesitate to put himself in danger to save a dog that had just been abandoned on a highway. All he wanted afterward was that the Chihuahua did not have to lead a wandering life like his.
Angel Janes was driving home from work in Salt Lake City, Utah when, on her way, she noticed a homeless person with a sign asking for money or work. The driver had nothing to offer him, except a cigarette, and stopped to give it to him. She then realized that the man, named Ron, was holding a small dog wrapped in a sheet.
The animal, a Chihuahua, had just been abandoned by a woman on a highway near here 2 hours ago. Ron had taken the risk of crossing the road to get it back because he did not want that this poor little pup gets hit by a car. He then worked to protect him from the cold.
When talking with Angel James, he explained to her that he hoped the Chihuahua would find a home and not live outside like him. The young woman was so touched by this story that she shared on Facebook.
Her post was relayed by Kathleen Dallman. A friend immediately decided to temporarily host the dog, until they find a family for adoption. She went to Ron and gave him $ 50 to thank him for taking care of the Chihuahua. The homeless, who at first refused the money, finally accepted after insistence.The man was moved to tears upon learning that the dog was going to be placed.
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A few days later, a mother, Chasity Guyer, definitely adopted the animal and gave him the name Lucky Louie. Happy for the pup, Kathleen Dallman now wanted to help Ron. She opened an online kitty on GoFundMe platform.
Very quickly, the donations abounded and she recovered the first 400 dollars collected to give them back to the homeless with a big heart. Ron could not believe that people could mobilize to help him.
Ron told Kathleen Dallman that he wanted a portion to be spent on the dog he had saved, but she explained that he was in good hands and that the sum was all for him. The man was able to buy a mobile phone so he could look for work. Contributions continue to arrive on GoFundMe, reaching, to date, more than 6,000 dollars.
UPDATE WITH RON: Met with Ron tonight to give him all the money that was donated. I wish i could have got his original reaction because he was seriously freaking out, crying, and kept saying, "Are you sure this is for me!? From who, from who!? Who would do this for me!!?? For a homeless man!!??" I told him it was from the community, giving back because they were inspired by him and want to make sure he has a happy ending just like that dog that he saved from getting hit by a car and found a good warm home for. He said multiple times people have loaded up all his belongings in a truck and drove off with it. That people usually call him horrible names, so he just couldn't believe it. He looked through the envelope like 10 times because he really couldn't believe it. He said he promises that he will not let us down!! He was like, "This man isn't sleeping on the street tonight!!!" Then the second thing he said he was going to do was to go to get a phone so he can stay connected. I have literally never seen anyone so excited in my life and shed a couple tears myself, seriously a million dollar response. He wanted to donate some of it for food for the dog, I told him we got it under control. All of you are soooo amazing. You gave him the will to fight the good fight. Keeping the go fund me up for a little bit longer in case anyone anyone wants to donate. Not every day you get to hand a homeless man $400 plus dollars, thanks everyone! 🙂 Angel Janes Dutch Whitlock Lisa Donaldsonhttps://www.gofundme.com/Helpahomelesshero
Posted by Kathleen Dallmann on Monday, April 2, 2018
We need more people like this man. PLEASE SHARE and help Ron to find a home for himself because everyone deserves a second chance at life.