Delivery personnel have lots of stories to tell.
These people have daily encounters with different kinds of people, even dogs. They would even exchange stories about their experiences as they do their regular deliveries.
Delivery personnel has a golden heart, too.
They do not hesitate to extend support when they see someone needing help.
Let’s hear the story of UPS driver Gavin Crowsley of Florida.
Gavin was doing his regular job when he saw a too skinny dog tied on a short chain. There was no food and water near the dog. It seemed the dog is on the verge of dying due to his depressing situation.
Without further ado, Gavin rescued the dog. He removed the dog from the chains and brought him at Clay County Humane Society for treatment and rehabilitation.
The staff at Clay County Humane Society named the dog Phoenix.
At first, Gavin and the staff at the shelter thought that Phoenix was a dalmatian, but it turned out that he is an extremely malnourished Great Dane. Phoenix was weighing less than 70 pounds when he was rescued.
Phoenix’s road to recovery is long. Aside from malnourishment, he is also suffering from pneumonia and frostbite. If he wasn’t rescued, his condition might have worsened.
Phoenix was able to regain his health. He is now weighing 160 pounds, but he is blind on one eye and completely deaf. He was able to find his forever family too.
Seven months after he has been rescued, rehabilitated, and adopted, Phoenix met his rescuer again. Gavin can’t believe his eyes that he saw a new and happy dog. Phoenix looked different from the time Gavin rescued him.
Phoenix’s adoptive family entered him into a training school to become a therapy dog. After his graduation, Phoenix has been visiting nursing homes to give joy to the residents. He is also active in doing fundraising campaigns on social media so that he could help other dogs in need.
Phoenix lived a happy life with his adoptive family for years. Sadly, he passed away in 2019. His fur mom made a touching tribute to him on Facebook. She continuously saves dogs from keeping his legacy alive.
Phoenix, you will be greatly missed, but your story won’t be forgotten.
Photo courtesy of Phoenix Fighters via Facebook