A dog is a person’s best friend, as the saying goes. However, for someone living on the streets, a dog may be their only true buddy in the whole world.
Pets may provide warmth and comfort to individuals living on the streets, as well as a feeling of purpose. Dogs may also offer vital protection on the streets by repelling predators of the homeless.
Anthony Rogers, a homeless guy in Memphis, Tennessee, was devastated when his dog, Bobo, went missing for two weeks. Rogers rescued Bobo as a puppy from a drug home and refers to him as his “lifesaver.”
When the dog went missing, Rogers phoned everyone he knew, and they covered the area with “lost dog” posters to help locate his friend.
Fortunately, Rogers knew Emily Ziegler, who works at Memphis Animal Services, and she recognized Bobo when he was brought in.
Rogers and Bobo were overjoyed to be reunited.
Bobo was vaccinated, spayed, and microchipped at the pound. It also included a year’s supply of heart worm and flea medicine.
“It’s a rewarding experience to reunite someone with a loved animal that has been by his side day after day, and to know that Bobo will be by his side for the rest of his life,” Emily Ziegler, Memphis Animal Services digital administrative clerk, told WMC.
“It means a great deal to me.” “He’s a nice guy, and I appreciate everyone’s time and concern for us,” Rogers added.
Rebecca Hinds and John Lewis put up a GoFundMe page to assist Rogers get back on his feet after his tale went viral. It has made more than $13,000 in six weeks.
The gifts enabled Rogers and Bobo to move into temporary accommodation while they look for a permanent abode.
Rogers’ “spirits and self-respect are considerably improving!” according to the GoFundMe page. Anthony’s beloved buddy, Bobo, is in excellent health and eating well. Man and dog are overjoyed to be reunited.”