Every year roughly 7.6 million dogs and cats in the United States that don’t have homes go to animal shelters.
Of those only around 2.7 million are adopted.
It’s a shocking number for dog lover Gerald Hohfeld who’s dogs are not so much pets as they are part of his family.
His passion for pets also left him in shock after a neighbor moved away and left their dog behind.
“This beautiful little dog looks like a fox showed up in my back yard but I couldn’t catch it,” Gerald said.
But despite not being able to bring it into his home Gerald couldn’t let the dog go without basic needs.
“I built a little shelter for it and put some food out for it and I was feeding it. But that’s not the right way and it wasn’t going to work,” Hohfeld said.
That’s why he contacted the Texas Pit Crew to let them know about the dog.
Finally Gerald was able to catch the dog he named “Foxy”
“I trapped her back behind me in between two fences and I bricked her in and I called the them again and they came right out,” said Hohfeld.
The Texas Pit Crew was then able to nurture and love foxy back to health, helping the neglected and frightened dog become man’s best friend once again.
And that’s the reason Gerald wanted to give the Pay It Forward funds to the Texas Pit Crew .
Money they said will go straight to back to the dogs.
“We do all of the vetting on the dogs get them microchipped, spayed and neutered, do heart worm testing which is really this important this time of the year,” said Tennille Fincher a member of the Texas Pit Crew.
A process that they have gone through with around 700 dogs in the last 2-years alone.
And care that, thanks to Gerald, they will be able to provide for 3 more dogs.
The Texas Pit Crew currently has around 80 dogs looking for their forever home.
If you would like to find out more information on how to add a new, furry member to your family you can visit their website here.