An animal shelter in Florida is being praised for its generous act of helping reunite a deaf pit bull with its owner, free of charge.
In early September, Glock, a 2-year-old dog, was found tied to a fence at the Santa Rosa County Animal Services. Upon witnessing this sight, Jessica Jade, the operations manager of the shelter, and the staff concluded that the dog was a “stray” that was found by someone who left him there as the shelter was closed.
Jade believes that it was Chapman’s landlord who stole the poor dog and brought it to the shelter as a “stray.”
Finding Chapman was not an easy task for the shelter, as although Glock had a microchip attached to him, the details in it directed them to the previous owner.
Luckily, after all the efforts, Glock was able to reunite with his loving owner two weeks after arriving at the shelter.
“Today a woman walks in the door holding some vet records; she is crying as she walks in,” Jade wrote. “‘Can I please have my dog? I don’t have any money to get him out’. When I ask who her dog is, she continues to cry and beg, telling me she can’t afford to get him out. I tell her, “it’s okay, we got you. You’re getting your dog back.”
After processing some paperwork, the shelter staff got Glock to meet Chapman without charging any “redemption fees.” Needless to say, the two were really happy to be reunited with each other after a few days of separation.
“He was jumping and prancing he was so happy to see her, and she was crying and hugging him,” Jade wrote. “Their love and bond are deep.”
Additionally, the shelter also provided Chapman with some dog food and neuter vouchers. Upon learning that Jade had some more kittens that she was looking after, the shelter went above and beyond to give vouchers for those who needed to be spayed and neutered too.
Unsurprisingly, Jade’s post of this touching reunion went viral amassing over 15,000 reactions and some 11,000 shares. Some netizens even took a moment to express their gratitude to the shelter for going out of their way to make this reunion possible.
To date, the GoFundMe page has managed to raise over US$3,000. On Oct. 25, Chapman posted an update expressing her gratitude to all those who had donated.