When someone looks for a dog to take care of, there are factors that he might consider. Most people consider the breed, the gender, the physical appearance, or sometimes the size and weight of the dog. Most people take care of a dog as additional security, to have someone to play with, or to have someone to be with them.
However, there are people who take care of a dog for the purpose of promoting awareness about animal rights and welfare. The good thing about it is that there are famous personalities who spend the time to take their part in this advocacy. Ronnie Stanley, an NFL player from the Baltimore Ravens, is a perfect example.
Ronnie Stanley together with his girlfriend Emily and teammate Alexander Lewis went to an animal rescue center one day to look for a prospective pet dog. They explained to the front desk personnel of BARCS that the pet they are looking for is someone special, an extraordinary one. Ronnie specified that he wants to get a pet dog which is considered as the least likable or not-so-preferred.
The staff members of BARCS who heard the request were amazed since most people would prefer a highly captivating dog. At the same time, they are happy because at last, one of the dogs who has been in the shelter for the longest time will get the chance to have a family of their own.
They showed Ronnie and Emily some of the dogs who are up for adoption, but one specific dog captured the couple’s attention. They chose Winter, a six-year-old dog who they learned has gone through a lot of misfortunes in her life. Winter’s story strengthens the couple’s decision that she is the best dog for them.
Ronnie later took another dog from BARCS so that Winter who he renamed as Lola, will have a companion. Ronnie’s gesture is a manifestation that even celebrities have the heart to help animals in need knowing that they also deserve a good life just like humans.
Credits to BARCS Animal Shelter