The case of Jake, a 16-year-old collie, proved that no matter how long or short a dog has been part of the family, it would mean nothing to a few.
Jake's previous family, which he served with full trust, love, and loyalty decided to just leave him with Humane Society of Crawford County in Ohio because "no one had time for him."
Victoria Carmean, director of the said foundation, considered this as an incident that would test her patience and faith. When arrived at the shelter, "He didn't question or fight ... he followed me with trust and dignity and the wisdom that comes with old dogs. We settled him in and started calling our friends in various rescues," said Camean. "Our fear was that, at 16 years old and with some health issues, unfortunately, he would have nowhere in the world to go."
Confused and scared, they provided Jake the quietest environment inside the shelter. After settling him, the society made calls to various rescues including Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio in hopes of securing a good home for the senior dog.
Two ladies responded within two hours and the dog got a new home. Jake immediately captured the hearts of his new owners hugging him tight while weeping with joy. In return, Jake did not resist and even leaned to them for affection. Jake had a naturally trusting demeanor, which is a testimony of senior dog's wisdom.
Carmean, out of so much compassion, posted on Facebook the following: "We are told 'I could never work THERE I don't know how you do it, but we wouldn't work anywhere else!! We work here because people can be cruel and irresponsible and we want only to help those who haven't a voice of their own. We work here because we know we make a difference one cute fuzzy face at a time. We work here for the puppy kisses, the soft kitty pats, and the the blessing of finding pets a new home where they will live in peace."
Because of old age, Jake along with other senior dogs would need further help for medical treatments, which could cost a lot. Those who want to donate can go to this link.