Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Strangers Donate So Veteran Could Reunite With Dogs For Christmas.

Unbelievable

Unbelievable

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They left him utterly speechless. It was clear to him that they didn’t want to take his cash. Suddenly, confusion turned to despair as he realized he was about to lose his two precious dogs forever. He covered his eyes with his hands, opened his mouth in shock, and then began to cry.

It Was Over

It Was Over

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James Pack was a 58-year-old veteran living in Newark, Delaware. He had recently suffered a heart attack and could no longer care for his beloved pets. His family and friends couldn’t lend a hand either, so there was only one thing he could do, and it was heartbreaking. He had to give them up to the First State Animal Center and SPCA. Pack realized that his life as it had been was officially over.

His Pride And Joy

His Pride And Joy

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Blaze and Bailey were two Labrador-Pit Bull mixes which Pack had adopted from separate litters. They were merely 8-week-old pups when he first got them. Three years later, the pooches got taken by animal control while Pack recovered in the hospital from a massive heart attack. But Pack had no idea that he was in for the fight of his life, especially if he wanted to see his two precious dogs again.

Finding A New Home

Finding A New Home

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Most dogs at the center got to stay for 5 days until someone adopted them, but Blaze and Bailey had been there for 20 days. Then, the staff got word that Pack’s health outcome wasn’t looking so good. So, they decided that the best thing to do was to find a new forever home for the pooches. Meanwhile, Pack was facing a grim prognosis.

Daily Checkups

Daily Checkups

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Heart surgery was bad enough. But Pack suffered an infection too, which temporarily paralyzed the left side of his body. But Pack wasn’t ready to give up, and the hope of reuniting with his two dogs was what kept him alive and kicking during his 90-day hospital stay. Lindsay Carrothers from the Camden SPCA explained, “He didn’t have anybody to care for his two dogs, so he had to surrender them.” Carrothers also mentioned that Pack called the center every day to see how Blaze and Bailey were doing, and he did this, even though his speech was impaired.

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