Last Updated on April 7, 2023 by Pets Feed
This precious Beagle was about to be euthanized due to illness, but a person gave him a new opportunity and he did not hesitate to thank him with a lot of love and a big hug.
Gregory is a Beagle who was about to be euthanized in a Franklin County shelter due to heartworm disease, fortunately, Joe Kirk appeared in his life just in time to save him. All dogs and puppies deserve to be cared for and have a forever home. When Gregory met his hero, he couldn’t help but thank her with a hug.
Photos of the moment the dog snuggling up to Joe were released online and quickly went viral. This happened when Gregory was two years old and two days after being euthanized.
Joe and his wife Schenley Hutson-Kirk are co-founders of Hound Rescue and Sanctuary, a nonprofit based near Findlay, Ohio.
Beagle thanks the man who saved him
This organization is in charge of helping homeless dogs, it also has a sanctuary where those who have found it difficult to be adopted remain. The goal of this organization is primarily to save them from euthanasia.
Schenley shared on Facebook:
“Gregory is a grateful Beagle! He knows that he is safe, has a parasitic disease and will be in treatment, but he knows that he is in good hands! We are going to heal him and provide him with all the love that he so deserves and a wonderful future!!”
Hound Rescue and Sanctuary houses and cares for 25 to 30 dogs at a time, some of them are available for adoption and others are in the sanctuary being loved and cared for by volunteers.
The couple said:
“After successfully completing his treatment, Gregory was adopted into his home forever. He now has a wonderful family who loves him very much and is enjoying a very happy life. Gregory’s family also has another Beagle and he and Gregory have become the best of friends.”
When Joe and his wife are asked how many dogs they saved, they always say they saved one more. Gregory is very loving with everyone; he loves to give kisses and hugs.
The couple stated:
“There is no better feeling and nothing in life that is more satisfying.”
Petful says that in the United States each year 2.7 million of the 7.6 million companion animals that enter shelters are euthanized, mainly due to serious illnesses or aggressive behavior. The saddest reason this happens is overcrowding, so those least likely to find a home are euthanized.
Images: Facebook / Schenley Hutson Kirk
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