A TN family says they let their 8 year old dog outside after she gave birth to a litter of five. Someone apparently stole her and dumped her in a pit filled with oil, trash and stagnant water. She cried for help and a homeless Vietnam veteran, James Beavers, heard and located her from her whimpering. He yelled for help but nobody came so he got a rope and rescued the dog himself. He then went to a pay phone and called a lady he knows who rescues pets. From there, the dog received veterinary treatment and her owners have come forward to claim her.
Mr. Beavers has a prosthetic leg (see news video) and is living in an abandoned car wash in East Memphis, TN. The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby Co offered Mr. Beavers “some tokens of appreciation” for rescuing the dog. I’m not in any way disparaging what the shelter did but can we do more?
I don’t know how exactly we would go about it or what specifically could be done for Mr. Beavers but gosh, this gentleman served his country and apparently fell on hard times. He seems like a good guy. Could we put our heads together and do something to offer him a hand up in appreciation for his service to his country and community?