Father Sees Kid Stealing Food, And Then Catches Him Feeding Stray Animals.
Most of us like to think of ourselves as animal lovers. Sharing funny and cute videos and photos on social media are just one of the ways we display our affinity for the animal kingdom. Although, the real test of our devotion and well-being of a creature is how far we will go to help a helpless and hungry creature.
Showing a high level of empathy and compassion in the world can show up early in life. A boy in the Philippines was not scared or grossed out at the sight of dogs with mange. Instead, he saw this as a sign that the canines needed the help and rescue from him.
Ken Amante is a nine-year-old boy who lives in rural Philippines.
He was in the habit of leaving the house going on daily expeditions. He was pretty quiet about his whereabouts. His father knows his son is a good kid but he wanted to make sure he was not going somewhere he wasn't supposed to.
Like any responsible parent, he wanted to know where his son was sneaking off to.
The dad followed his son who filled his backpack with food. What he discovered was his nine-year-old feeding stray dogs for the past two weeks.
The dogs appeared malnourished and sick.
Some of the dogs were just skin and bones. Two of the canines were just puppies. Ken named one Brownie and White or Whitey Puppy. The larger dog he named Blackie, was assumed to be the mother. The three animals were covered in sores and mange.
The animals were scared of humans but slowly, they realized Ken was not a threat.
Initially, they would accept the food and eat but stayed as far away from him as possible. Whitey was the first one to go to him to allow the boy to pet it. The more they ate on a regular basis, the dogs got stronger and healthier.
Ken's dad took photos of his son's hard work and posted them on Imgur. They quickly went viral.
People saw what the boy was doing and wanted to help. Donations from all over the world began to pour in. Ken may only be nine but his dream has been to open a non-profit, no-kill, animal shelter. He named it The Happy Animals Club, the first of its kind in the Philippines. The first residents at the shelter were of course the trio Ken had cared for. Whitey, Brownie, and Blackie were all fed, given medical attention, and a home. Their sores closed and healthy fur grew in its place.
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