Man Rescues Dogs

Man Rescues Dogs
@Marcyaz (35623)
United States
October 5, 2015 3:21pm CST
Man and his brother take in stray dogs and finds them homes. He decided to take make a train for them and he and his brother make this and take them for a ride in it every morning. He never expected to retire from farming and become a conductor. The 80-year-old has been doing this for years, driving the dogs around in "cars" made of blue barrels attached to his tractor and taking them out for some fresh air or a dip in the local creek. And he's become quite well known around his town for doing so. They live down on a dead-end street, where he and his brother have a horse barn. People sometimes come by and dump dogs out here, leaving them to starve. So, we started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet to get them spayed and neutered. We made a place for them to live. Picture Credit to Tiffany Johnson
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21 responses
• United States
5 Oct 15
Aw this is precious..going to show my son haha Wow what a great man and his brother..some people in this world deserve a nobel prize!
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
5 Oct 15
Isn't it adorable for this man and his brother to take these dogs on train rides. They sure could use a Nobel Prize.
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@jstory07 (69077)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Oct 15
I read this somewhere on line and though how mnice of this man to do that.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
5 Oct 15
What a kind hearted man he and his brother are to take in strays and then find them homes and also take them for rides, I know they enjoy that.
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• Philippines
6 Oct 15
i think i read it on yahoo
@Susan2015 (21306)
• United States
5 Oct 15
What great people they are. Shame to the ones who leave the dogs defenseless like that. The picture of the train is adorable.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
5 Oct 15
I am so happy that these two men stepped up and didn't came animal control when people starting dropping off their dogs instead they are finding homes for them and taking them for train rides every morning.
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@DWDavis (12874)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 Oct 15
That is a heart warming story, and the doggy train looks cool.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
5 Oct 15
Isn't it amazing how some people will step up to help out and the doggys love their train. How cool of them to think of something like that.
@kevin1877uk (36964)
5 Oct 15
That is wonderful :)
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
5 Oct 15
It definitely is wonderful.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
5 Oct 15
@Marcyaz Some kind loving people out there.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
6 Oct 15
@kevin1877uk Yes, not everyone is bad like the media would have us believe, this person is definitely a kind loving person.
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@sherryeb (586)
• Duncan, Arizona
5 Oct 15
This is so cool.I bet he enjoys the heck out of his daily train ride.Gives the old guy purpose in his life,besides sitting around watching television.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
6 Oct 15
I bet he does enjoy taking the dogs for a train ride every day and it does give him a reason to wake up each morning.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
7 Oct 15
That is good man. He obviously care about those animals. We have an animals shelter by us and they take in all kinds of strays and they also do reduce. Those poor animals suffer when people just don't want them. How horrible is that to do to an innocent animal. I could never do that. This guy and his brother are doing a great thing for those homeless animals.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
7 Oct 15
More people should be like this man and his brother. I can't understand why people don't have their pets spayed or neutered to reduce the stray population.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
8 Oct 15
@Marcyaz That might be part of it. But some people just abandon their pets in the streets. How they can be so heartless to an animal like that is beyond me.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
8 Oct 15
@inertia4 I know it is terrible to just drop an animal off some place and let them fend for themselves. I am glad there are people around like him and his brother.
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@KristenH (24717)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6 Oct 15
I love animal rescue stories like this. Thanks for posting this. It made my day. No pet should be put asleep, unless it was necessary. You're an hero for animals.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
6 Oct 15
I think more and more rescues are going to no kill which is good. If I could I would take in more pets but I have all I can handle right now 2 dogs and 2 cats. You are Welcome as I like post like this rather than all negative ones as there are good things going on in the world also. Glad it made your day.
@KristenH (24717)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6 Oct 15
@Marcyaz You're welocme Marc. I prefer no-kill shelters than euthansia, unless the pet is ill. You've got your hands full. I'm sure your pets love you for saving their lives. :-)
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
6 Oct 15
@KristenH They love me as much as I love them and we have fun together playing.
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
6 Oct 15
I read about him on facebook. Such a wonderful thing to do for these dogs.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
6 Oct 15
Yes I understand it was on facebook and he is such a great person for helping these dogs.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
9 Oct 15
@Marcyaz I never would have thought of having a train for the dogs but by the picture, they seem to be enjoying it.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
9 Oct 15
@simone10 It looks like they were very eager to get on the train, I guess it is not much different then me taking my dogs for a ride in my car which they love.
@albto_568 (1268)
• Costa Rica
6 Oct 15
I always like to read this kind of stories, as a dog lover myself, I always like to help stray dogs, I think it is important to neuter them, to avoid them to spread, but, once they're here, is a must to find a good home for them. Thanks for sharing.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
6 Oct 15
I have two dogs myself and being females I had them spayed. One was found as a puppy with her momma out on a road and taken to a shelter where I adopted her, the other was in a litter of nine and I saw a picture of her and knew she woud be mine and she is, she is no 10 months old. I enjoy writing about stories like this.Welcome
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@albto_568 (1268)
• Costa Rica
6 Oct 15
@Marcyaz I have two dogs too, I picked them out of the street too, One, was hit by a car, just outside my door, I healed him and he's mine ever since.
@Jushwa (24)
• Philippines
6 Oct 15
That is so amazing. It really warms my heart to see people caring for dogs(or any kind of animal actually). This just made me want to hug my Beagle more :)
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
6 Oct 15
He has a big heart you can tell that. I had to hug my dogs also.
@lady1993 (19652)
• Philippines
6 Oct 15
that is really nice i hope that other people also continue their good work when they can no longer do it
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
6 Oct 15
I think before you retire you need a plan and this type of thing is a good idea of course it could be any type of animal or person one could help out.
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@wetnosedogs (1554)
• United States
6 Oct 15
That train looks so cool. Happy to hear all the dogs do well.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
6 Oct 15
Yep and new ones coming around will have new homes found for them also.
@celticeagle (119115)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Oct 15
How cute is that? I think Iw this In the news. What a nice pass time.
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
5 Oct 15
It makes your heart feel good to know these dogs are being taken care of.
@garymarsh6 (14317)
• United Kingdom
5 Oct 15
I read about this the other day. What a gent!
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@Marcyaz (35623)
• United States
5 Oct 15
What a gent indeed and he is definirely making a difference in their world.
@Hannihar (40014)
17 Dec
What good people he and his brother are. I bet the dogs love riding in the train. That is very cool.
@JudyEv (130093)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Mar 16
What a lovely thing for these men to do. How lucky are those dogs!
@Juliaacv (32321)
• Canada
6 Oct 15
What a wonderful way to spend his retirement years. Those are some lucky dogs!
@tessastv (275)
• Inverness, Scotland
6 Oct 15
This is the sweetest thing ever. God bless this human being for doing such great acts of kindness.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
6 Oct 15
It is interesting to hear that there are such people in the world, who care about dogs.