The dedicated volunteers who work for the nonprofit group “Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project” use their precious time and personal money to save as many stray dogs as possible.
In Houston, there is a huge problem with homeless dogs. Whether they were abandoned or they’re feral, it’s a real problem. The people of the Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project have fed countless dogs and have rescued 864 dogs from the 5th Ward alone.
They’re a no-kill rescue, that helps as many dogs as possible, with food, vetting, and proper pet care.These people have managed to rescue dogs off the streets and find them forever homes filled with families who will love them!
However, when one volunteer came across a homeless dog, she saw something heartbreaking. The dog, while sad, is a representation of the much bigger problem of the thousands of dogs in need of good homes. She took a photo, and it instantly went viral.
This heartbreaking image is only one of a much bigger problem down in Houston.
The volunteers were out caring for strays and catching dogs to be treated and eventually adopted out to good homes when they came across this dog, using an old teddy bear for something to snuggle with.
The volunteers of the Forgotten Dogs Of The 5th Ward Project would have loved to have captured the sleeping dog, but their van was already too full from the strays they had picked up earlier.
Unfortunately, the dog was gone by the time they returned. The volunteers found 89-year-old Calvin who quietly confirmed that the dog was his, but the dog always managed to escape and live homeless in the streets.
Calvin has always done his best to take care of as many as possible. But this dog managed to escape over the fence and run away.
The volunteers offered to help Calvin with some vet costs and to neuter his remaining dogs, and he happily thanked them.
Hopefully, the beautiful sleeping dog will be found and brought to a new home. Because all animals deserve to feel love.
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