Without a question, instilling principles, compassion, and a love for animals in children should be a source of great pride for parents. Four youngsters from Detroit, Michigan (USA) rescued a hungry dog that faced the worst possible outcome. These people are truly making the world a better place, and their faith in mankind has not been shaken.
Kenneth, Kevin, and Andrew Daniels, the Kenny brothers, were assisting an elderly neighbor with her belongings as she moved to a new location. They were doing this when they heard noises coming from a nearby house that looked to be abandoned. They wanted to confirm what was going on, and what they discovered was tragic.
The guys realized the animal was in horrible health and that they couldn’t leave it there, so they untied it, covered it in a jacket, and carried it home.
The kids were determined to assist her, so they gave her the name ‘Sparkle,’ fed her, and made sure she was comfortable and protected. They bumped across members of the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue the next day while walking Sparkle around the neighborhood and told them the incident.
The Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue is a non-profit committed to rescuing dogs that have been abandoned on the streets. Sparkle was immediately taken up by the organization because, in addition to being severely emaciated, she seemed to have scabies and was clearly mistreated.
Sparkle benefited much from the experience, but the lads still took the time to inquire as to what would happen to her.
The founder of Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue, Theresa Sumpter, told WDIV:
“You could see they genuinely cared about this dog, that they wanted to make sure she was taken care of.”
The rescuers were intrigued by the boys’ demeanor, so they asked if they could do a brief interview, which they consented to. After saying their goodbyes and hugging Sparkle, the rescuers whisked her away to a veterinarian, who ruled out the possibility of scabies.
She seemed like way because she was very underweight, according to the vet, but after multiple examinations, all she needed was a proper diet. Sparkle only had to wait for someone with a decent heart to decide to give her a permanent home, which was fantastic news.
The shelter’s employees decided to post the touching tale on their Facebook page, congratulating the young heroes for their noble deed.
On Facebook, Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue wrote:
«Welcome to our heroes of the day! These kind kids rescued a puppy that had been bungee corded and kept her safe until we were able to locate her.
Sparkle was ready to be adopted after a few days, and Pet Tales Rescue, a local rescue group, found her the right home. Thanks to the four boys, Sparkle will now be able to spend her life with a loving family, and they will continue to help animals in their community.
Sparkle’s rescue was followed by the rescue of two additional puppies who had been abandoned on the streets only a few months later.
When the shelter learned about the four children’s rescue, it quickly posted a thank you letter on its Facebook page.