Homeless man stands outside Walmart pleading to help his dog – kind stranger comes to his rescue

Despite facing criticism, many homeless individuals choose to keep pets, and while this isn’t up for debate, there may be cause for concern when a homeless person puts their animal in harm’s way. However, this is often not the case, as many homeless people sacrifice their own needs to provide their pets with food, warmth, and shelter.


Wilma Frice, a resident of Houston, Texas, was deeply moved by a homeless man named Patrick who stood outside a Walmart holding a sign that read, “Dog in the pound, need help.” Patrick was not seeking aid for himself but for his beloved companion, Franklin, who had been confined to the pound because Patrick was unable to afford the $120 necessary to release him.

“He seemed like a nice, gentle soul who just happened to have a hard life,” the woman told PEOPLE.com The look in his eye was desperation; he looked like a big kid who just lost his puppy.”

Patrick reunites with his dog, Franklin | WILMA PRICE

The kind-hearted woman then took Facebook to share the heartwarming story!

“I’m just so shocked he is a wonderful man and Franklin is a wonderful dog,” her post reads. “I did this because I would want somebody to do it for me I’ve done homeless animals all my life and dedicated my life to them we all could be in his situation in the blink of an eye and you never know somebody situation or what’s going on in their life so I am not a very judgmental person.


“I never judge somebody by the cover of their book is until you’ve walked in their shoes you have no idea what somebody’s went through you should always pay it forward if you’re able because like I said in the blink of an eye you could be in the same situation I know how hard I struggle every day just to make sure that the animals have everything and will never end back up on the street again while they’re waiting for their forever home and I have been blessed in my life with unconditional love with all the homeless animals.”

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