Despite being criticised, many homeless people own pets. And despite being homeless, their pets would never experience harm from them. In many cases, they would instead give the pets food and shelter than eat it.
A woman named Wilma Price saw a homeless man outside of Walmart. He carries a sign which says “Dog in pound, need help.”. The homeless man named Patrick was desperate for help. He does not want money or food; he wanted to help his furry friend.
Patrick was trying to raise $120 to get his dog, Franklin, out of the pound. The woman said in an interview that Patrick seemed like a nice, gentle soul. Unfortunately, he just happened to have a difficult life. According to Wilma, the look on Patrick’s eyes was desperation. He looked like a big kid who just lost his puppy.”.
Price gave the poor desperate man the money he needed to liberate his dog. She then posted the whole story on Facebook. On her post, it said:
“I’m just so shocked he is a wonderful man and Franklin is a wonderful dog” She also added “I did this because I would want somebody to do it for me I’ve done homeless animals all my life and dedicated my life to them we all could be in his situation in the blink of an eye and you never know somebody situation or what’s going on in their life so I am not a very judgmental person and I never judge somebody by the cover of their book is until you’ve walked in their shoes”.
It just goes to show that most of the time, we really have no idea what other people are going through. If you’re able to pay it forward for others, why not do it, right?
Wilma did the exact same time. According to her, “you should always pay it forward if you’re able because like I said in the blink of an eye you could be in the same situation”.
She knows how hard she struggles every day to make sure animals can be provided what they need and not end up on the streets again.
People asked her what made her help Patrick. She said that helping one person makes a big difference. She also added not to judge a book by its cover.