When Shanley Hutson Kirk saw a photo of a dog named Gregory on the sleep list at the Franklin County, Ohio, shelter, she realized something had to be done.
A beagle dog was found on the street in a bit of a shabby condition, but generally in good condition. Most likely, Gregory was once a pet, but either lost him or his owner kicked him out. The dog did not have a chip and the worm test came back positive, so the dog still needed to be treated before seeking a new owner.
However, Gregory’s treatment would have cost the district shelter $400 and so the dog was given a time limit, during which Gregory had to find money or an owner, and then he would have been put to sleep if he hadn’t. not been helped.
The dog was scheduled to fall asleep on May 3, and this announcement was published at the end of April, meaning that there was very little time left for potential rescuers.
Luckily for Gregory, her photo and her story were noticed by Shenley Hutson Kirk and immediately told her husband Joe about the dog. Shanley and Joe are the founders of a small private hunting dog shelter. They immediately decided to take Gregory to their home, and the dog seemed to realize that these people had come to save him from death. Gregory smiled broadly when he met Joe in his cage.
“My husband Joe specifically took the day off from work to go to this shelter to get a dog. And on the way home, he took pictures with a dog sitting with him in the front seat. And judging by these photos, the dog was sincerely grateful to Joe for his salvation.”
Joe snagged Gregory by the leash in the back seat of the car, but the dog lay down the full length of the leash and wanted to sit next to the man’s shoulder, gently touching his paw . And then he rubbed his face against her shoulder with such gentleness and sincerity that at the sight of this spectacle, even the heart of a very insensitive person would melt.
“Little Gregory seemed to be saying to Joe, ‘I know you saved me from dying today. I should have died in the shelter soon if it wasn’t for you.” There was a whole range of feelings in his eyes, from gratitude to love.”
Now Gregory is happy to rest in Kirk’s house and does not stop enjoying life. According to the spouses, the dog is very affectionate and quite simple, and also well-behaved.
Now Gregory is on a course of antibiotics, and after him his extensive worm treatment will begin.