In Kamloops, British Columbia, the intense cold has been both a danger to both humans falling on hard times as well as their four-legged companions. On Sunday, a homeless man heading over to the Kamloops New Life Mission was spotted carrying his dog over his shoulders to prevent the dog’s paw pads from getting too cold. The dog was also wrapped in a blanket to help maintain his body heat.
Never doubt there aren’t angels among us. On the Facebook page for Angel’s Animal Rescue – Merritt BC, words of gratitude went out to Mae and Chris Coventon for donating an insulated winter coat and booties to the dog named Rowdy. When the rescue organization caught up with the dog owner at the mission, the dog was given his new winter gear to help keep him warm and safe. An emergency appeal was also made asking for donations of warm clothes including jackets, gloves, hats and socks for humans.
On the organization’s Facebook page, advocates praised the dog’s owner with placing the needs of his beloved pet first:
How we love our dogs – doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor or in this case even if you’re homeless. There are no better friends than our dogs.
(Photos of homeless man carrying his dog courtesy of Angel’s Animal Rescue.)
New Life Community is also asking for food donations to save money for heat and electricity during the cold snap. Coffee, frozen foods or donations are welcome. It’s so difficult for those down on their luck to survive the frigid weather. To help, please click here.