The Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project captures and cares for homeless dogs in the city of Houston where there is a huge amount of strays. The non-profit, no-kill shelter helps by providing food, vet care and forever homes to many dogs in need.
It was one special photo that went viral and helped shed a light on their situation. A volunteer was out one day when she saw a dog cuddling an old toy for comfort on the mean streets, and she snapped a photo.
Volunteers were out in their van catching stray dogs when they saw this heartbreaking image. The photo shows a very big problem in the Houston they are fighting.
Unfortunately their van was full and would have to come back for the adorable guy and his stuffed animal.
When they returned they were met by this 89 year old man name Calvin. He explained the dog was his and he had escaped!
Calvin explained that he always tries his best to take care of as many strays as possible. The volunteers offered to neuter his dogs and help with vet costs. He was extremely thankful. The organization continues their hard work to chip away at the city’s homeless dog problem.
Houston is fighting a huge homeless dog problem. Thankfully they have volunteers such as those in the non-profit Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project that it’ll get better.
Hopefully the sleeping stray from the viral photo is found and returned to Calvin. But it’s great to know that there are selfless people working around the clock trying to care for the dogs and find them forever homes.