On Friday last week, Mr. Williams took Lucky, his dog and best friend for 14 years, unto the care of Gwinnett County Animal Welfare located in the city of Lawrenceville in Georgia. He feared that day would be their last chance to be together. But unexpected things happened.
Williams was evicted from their home that morning. With just $40 inside his wallet and the few personal belongings that he managed to fit in his car, Williams had no place to go. But that’s the least of his concern. He thought of Lucky first.
Williams didn’t have any upfront items when they came to the animal center. Lucky is Mr. Williams’ shotgun rider, said Katie Corbett, the shelter worker that attended to the pair. It was an indication that what’s happening is not an ordinary surrender.
Without a shelter for the night, Williams was left with the only viable choice. No matter how closely bonded he and Lucky are, giving up his most loyal buddy was the only option. Perhaps, the senior pooch will be in a more unwavering situation.
The parting was extremely emotional for all that came to witness the scene. Workers have tears in their eyes while Lucky’s owner completes the paperwork for him. In a few, he will be handed over.
Before Williams stepped out of the shelter’s premises, he stared into the graying face of his best pal and uttered: We were both young upon meeting each other. Now, we’re old men. Stay the good boy you are, Lucky. I will be back to pick you up.
The senior pooch cried and whined as his best pal and dad stepped out. Shelter life won’t be an easy one for Lucky, Corbett knew. But then fate smiled just when everything seemed to be at its darkest.
On that same day, the CSD’s (Community Services Department) deputy director was onsite. He heard about the pair’s story and immediately dialed Senior Services Department of the county to see what resources are available for them to offer. Later that night, a good hotel room was arranged for Williams. Thanks to the SSD and some generous donors who chose to remain anonymous.
Corbett shared Williams and Lucky’s touching story on her Facebook page. It immediately went viral that a man, showing Lucky’s photo, came to the shelter the following morning. He won’t let the senior pooch spend one more minute inside the shelter so they took care of everything and brought Lucky to his foster home that same day. Several other people have also expressed intentions of how they could provide help.
The anxious dog relaxed almost immediately once he met his foster dad. He approached him and lay right next on his feet. Surely, it was a perfect match. Lucky will be staying in his foster home waiting for his dad to be back so they’d be reunited again and never be separated ever again.
Credits to Katie Corbett