Gus Kenworthy made global news last month in PyeongChang, South Korea when the U.S. skier, with the help of the Humane Society International, was able to convince a dog farm owner to relinquish 90 dogs to the care of the organization and the Olympian. Gus ended up taking one dog back to the States, while the others were being given a new life in the U.S. and Canada – with the Humane Society helping with all of the shots and vet bills for the pups to be able to travel abroad.
It’s a beautiful story of how one man can make a difference when it comes to animal rights and the humane treatment of our furry friends, but Kenworthy isn’t alone when it comes to wanting to see all dogs have a better life. There are thousands of stories of everyday people who end up in situations that lead to extraordinary circumstances.
People like Chase Reinford, who found a tiny pup on the side of a road in Philadelphia. The two have been inseparable ever since and the abandoned dog, who Chase named “Paco,” has been sharing in his new owner’s love of adventure ever since.
“I was on my way to Page, Arizona, for an adventure on the lake. I was about an hour away driving on a very barren desert road when suddenly the car in front of me swerved to avoid hitting something,” Chase explained.
“There was Paco right in front of me. I had to slam on my brakes and swerve. I just barely missed running him over. I jumped out of my vehicle and grabbed him so he wouldn’t get hit.”
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