Volunteers Line Up for Dogs During Hurricane

April Livingston | September 17th, 2018

A woman named Ali Standish had agreed to foster a puppy from a local organization as Hurricane Florence headed toward the area. When she arrived at her local shelter, the long was very long and continued to grow as she and many others waited. Each person was there because they had volunteered to take in a homeless dog so that the shelter was able to evacuate before the storm hit. Ali couldn’t believe how many kind hearted volunteers there were, just doing whatever they could to help animals and help the shelter, too. She took a photo as she was waiting and shared it on Twitter, where it quickly went viral.

The shelter were Ali and so many others had gathered is called Saving Grace and is based in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Ali and hundreds of other people were stepping forward to foster dogs and puppies, and Ali was a bit worried at the thought of bringing a young puppy into her home. The moment she brought Floyd home all that worry washed away: she says he is the sweetest puppy she’s ever met. He’s just four months old, but is happy to play, or relax and gets along well with Ali’s two other dogs. Best of all, he’s nearly potty trained and does well on a leash, too.

Ali Standish//Twitter & Facebook
Ali Standish//Twitter & Facebook
Ali Standish//Twitter & Facebook
Ali Standish//Twitter & Facebook
Ali Standish//Twitter & Facebook

Ali’s two dogs, Bella and Keeper, fell for Floyd too. They were more than happy to share their mom and dad and the couch with the new puppy. Ali couldn’t believe it when her tweet went viral a few days later, racking up 13,000 retweets and 70,00 likes and counting. Many have sent her encouraging comments, saying the sight of all those people waiting to help dogs restored their faith in humanity. Ali is thrilled to know so many other people in her community care about dogs and their well being, even in the face of such a terrible storm.

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