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The recent influx of natural disasters in the U.S. has changed countless lives for the worse, and while news coverage of these disasters seems to fade out after the initial shocks, there is still a long way to go to repair destroyed homes and help devastated lives.

As most people are aware, natural disasters affect humans and animals alike, but thankfully, there are courageous rescue organizations, like the non-profit Guardians of Rescue, on the ground floor doing anything they can to help both human and animal victims of the disasters.

While in the Florida Keys helping the victims of Hurricane Irma, a volunteer from Guardians of Rescue, Eric, met an older gentleman named Greg and his little dog Scruffy who had lost their home to Irma and were still homeless trying to make the best of the dismal situation. Greg relies on a manual wheelchair to get around and has a prosthetic leg, and is surely in need of much help for himself, but when asked what he needed, his reply: “Just some wet dog food. I’m fine, I don’t need anything, but my dog needs wet dog food.”

Guardians of Rescue volunteer, Eric, shares a moment with Hurricane Irma victims, Greg and Scruffy.


If you are touched by this story and are grateful for the work of Guardians of Rescue, there are a number of ways you can help out, including making a donation, volunteering as a foster parent for displaced animals, holding a fundraiser or food drive, or directly volunteering your time and energy on the frontlines.

To learn more about how you can become involved in the valiant efforts of these admirable rescuers, you can visit the Guardians of Rescue website here.

And please share this touching story with your family and friends to help ensure the innocent lives affected by the recent disasters are not ignored or forgotten.

Lead Image Source: Guardians of Rescue/Facebook

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Penny Porter
8 Months Ago

Prayers for the homeless gent who only wants wet food for his dog. I hope he has a a dry comfortable place to sleep and enough nutritious food to keep himself well. Our four legged friends do so much for us, but a human also must have enough to stay well in order to care for his dog. God bless them both and all the other victims of the natural disasters that have struck lately.


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