Soup, an English Setter who lives in Montgomery, Alabama, got lost. He went far from home after he chased a deer in the nearby woods.
He had gone missing for three days that made his family worried sick about him.
What the family didn’t know that Soup was perfectly fine. He received the best and the finest Southern hospitality at a correctional facility.
On an early Monday morning, maintenance supervisor Charles Brooks arrived earlier than usual at his work at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama. Charles saw Soup curled up beside a state vehicle as if he was anxious and afraid.
Charles knows what to do.
He offered the dog with food, which he gobbled up quickly. Soup sensed that Charles was a good man, so he followed him wherever he went.
For the three days that he was lost, Soup was living comfortably at Kilby Correctional Facility. He was taking a nap on a bed made of old towels during the daytime and was sleeping at the maintenance shed at nighttime. Soup was also taken care of by the inmates. They even shared some of their delicious food with him.
Soup can run freely inside the correctional yard. He also plays basketball with the inmates. Soup is indeed one spoiled dog at Kilby Correctional Facility!
Meanwhile, his fur parents, Leigh Goyer and Michael Parker, had posted his photo on social media after he had gone missing. The guard at Kilby Correctional heard that they were looking for Soup. He called them to tell them that he was under their care. He further explained that the staff at the correctional facility were unaware that the dog was microchipped.
Michael immediately drove to the Kilby Correctional Facility, which was about a mile away from their home. When Soup saw Michael, he immediately ran towards him and jumped for joy.
The Parker family was thankful for the staff and inmates of Kilby Correctional for taking care of their beloved Soup for three days. They promised to go back to the facility to give the warden a pecan pie as their token of appreciation.
Photos courtesy of Leigh Goyer Parker via Facebook