I first met Mr. Williams on 06/21/2019. He came into the shelter needing to surrender his dog because he was evicted from his home.
Lucky and Mr. Williams had been together for 14 years. He was devastated - as we all were - to have to turn his best friend into the shelter. He left his home with $40 in his pocket, half a tank of gas and the belongings that he could fit in the back of his car. He didn't put anything in the front seat because that's where Lucky rides.
I shared Lucky and Mr. Williams' story on social media yesterday hoping to secure a temporary foster for the dog until we could come up with another plan. Never in a million years would I have expected the outpouring of support that was displayed.
We were fortunate enough to be able to secure a foster home for Lucky until Mr. Williams gets back on his feet and they can be reunited. Several people have offered food for the both of them, medical care and other resources.
Our biggest hurdle right now is finding a stable living situation for the both of them, and setting Mr. Williams up with a steady source of income. He is disabled and can't do much manual labor, but is willing to work.
Donations on this account will be used primarily to secure housing for Mr. Williams and Lucky, but may also be used for vetting for Lucky, food, clothing and other needs for the two of them. All donations will be recorded - money sent to PayPal or Venmo accounts will be displayed here as well - and all withdrawals will be disclosed. No money will be transferred out of this account until we have a solid game plan to set the two of them up for success.
Thank you all so much for wanting to help Lucky and his dad. Lucky really is so lucky.