Even if you’re a small person, you can still be a person who makes a difference. Some kind-hearted children from Detroit proved that in 2016. Four brothers, Kenny (13), Kevin (7), Andrew (7), and Kenneth (11), were helping a neighbor move when they made a heartbreaking discovery. They noticed a dog in desperate need of help. She had been tied to an abandoned house with a bungee cord. The poor thing looked starving and completely despondent.
The boys fed her some bologna and took the little brown dog home with them. They took care of her until someone from Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue could come for her. In the mean time, they named her Sparkles.
Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue founder Theresa Sumpter said the kids really seemed invested in Sparkles’ fate.
“You could tell they really love this dog. They were protective of the dog and wanted to make sure the dog was going to a good place.”
Though they ultimately were not able to adopt Sparkles, they’re definitely the reason she’s safe and well! That certainly constitutes making a difference. In fact, these boys have saved several dogs with Detroit Pit Crew’s help. Sometimes little people can be the kindest people.
Onwards And Upwards For Sparkle
Just a few days after the four brothers found Sparkles, she was already on her way to a better life. Detroit Pit Crew shared on Facebook that she headed to Pet Tales Rescue to find a forever home.
“We are happy to announce that our sweet girl Sparkles is now vaccinated, spayed and HW negative! She is currently getting ready to be transferred to our friends at Pet Tales Rescue in Grand Rapids, MI to find a forever home of her very own! Thank you to those wonderful kids who helped this sweet girl!!!”
Detroit Pit Crew consists purely of volunteers passionate about rescuing the street animals of Detroit. They rely on donations to function, and also on the help of other residents concerned about strays like Sparkle.
“We are grateful for the people that let us know when a stray dog is in need of rescue. The streets and dangerous conditions
in and around the city of Detroit are detrimental to these precious animals. It is our goal to rescue any stray dog we can.” – Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue
Help the organization continue their important work by donating here. And remember, if you find an abandoned dog, there are plenty of organizations like Detroit Pit Crew ready to receive your call.