Have you ever seen a stray animal out in your neighborhood and felt helpless because you couldn’t do anything about it? Well in Brownsville, Texas, one woman was determined to do whatever she could to help two dogs who were living in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant.
Eighteen-year-old Destiny Vasquez decided to take out her phone and film the two dogs – who were incredibly friendly and affectionate. She shared the sweet clip onto a friend’s Facebook to appeal for someone to help them.
Thankfully, their plea worked, and the two dogs are now in a loving foster home while they wait to be ready for adoption.
Leslie Hennings shared the video of the sweet dogs onto her Facebook page with the heartbreaking caption:
“They literally begged to be taken but they weren’t. They go up to every car that passes by in hopes to find a home. It’s been weeks. Tonight it will be another night in the parking lot. It will be another night in the streets. These two only have each other and desperately need rescue together! Please help network them for rescue and foster!”
The short clip shows the dogs wagging their tails and putting their paws on the window of the car as they are given scraps of food to eat.
You can tell from the video just how kind-natured these pups are, and they don’t deserve to be out on the streets.
Destiny spoke to The Dodo about her initial meeting with the dogs – and how she knew instantly that she had to help them, saying:
“I was in the drive-thru, I saw one of the dogs and said, ‘Oh my gosh! This dog has no home. I was crying and crying. I called my mom, and I said, ‘Mom, I have to get this dog.’ I didn’t know there were two dogs at the time.”
Amazingly, the plea on social media worked, and as soon as Ana Teran, a volunteer for Animal Aid Brigade in Houston, saw the post, she knew that she wanted to help.
“As soon as I saw it, I just couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t let it go. I just said, ‘How can I get these dogs? If I have to rent a car, I will, to get them,’” She told The Dodo.
And that’s exactly what she did. Ana drove the long journey from Houston to South Texas, and it was all worth it when she laid eyes on the two adorable pooches.
“I was so excited to see them! They were just the cutest,” Ana said. “They wanted love so desperately. They were so friendly. They were not fearful or timid. They had big smiles; they were so excited. They had no idea what was going on, but they were so happy.”
Ana named her new babies Patty and Pepper, and she is fostering them until they’re ready to go to their furever home. She will be sad to see them go, but there are so many other dogs who need her help! Apparently, the two pups have a close relationship, with Ana saying:
“They are so bonded, they really stick together. Their demeanor is very sweet. They are always looking at every detail.”
How adorable! We’re so thankful to selfless people like Ana who do such an amazing job at keeping these fur babies safe and sound until they’re adopted.
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