A total of 31 dogs were living under the care of a homeless man living deep in the woods of the Natchez Trace State Park. The park is 120 miles northeast of Memphis, Tennessee. The man has been living outdoors and in the wild for 16 years.
The 31 stray dogs and the outdoorsman are living in the woods like a pack, braving the elements and surviving together.
People have known this guy for years. And they have offered help for the guy and his dogs over the years.
According to the post by The Dodo, people have tried convincing the guy to accept their offer of giving him medical help and a home.
Now, because of health issues, the guy finally accepted the help offered by the community, but in one condition, he wants to make sure his dogs are taken care of first.
Even with his health failing, his first priority were his dogs. The guy wanted to make sure that his dogs would have a home.
Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) came to make sure his beloved dogs were cared for. The dogs have survived in the wild, but many of them have diseases and other serious injuries.
ARC will bring the dogs to an emergency shelter. They will also have the dogs’ health checked, and they will receive vaccinations and medical care.
ARC will be taking care of the dogs until they can place them in shelters and rescue organizations who will then help them find loving forever homes.
Knowing that his dogs will be in good hands, the man bids his dogs farewell:
A big thank you to ARC for their rescue efforts and for helping this man and his dogs.
You can read more about this story at The Dodo.