The pandemic has meant loneliness is more prevalent in our society than ever before.
Our dogs have always been wonderful companions but for some, the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns meant dogs became a vital link to the outside world.
A sorrowful note
Delivery driver David McLeod was used to seeing one of his elderly customers out and about with his Jack Russell so when he found this note, it was all the more heart-breaking.
The small, hand-written letter was found in the West Killbride area of Scotland and explains that the elderly man had lost his beloved dog to cancer and hadn’t “felt well” without him. He went on to say that he could pay up to £30 for another dog.
Man with a mission
Hearing the man’s plight, the dad of two, David, has decided to help.
His first move was to contact all of the shelters and rescue centres in the local area to try to find a suitable replacement for the man.
David told the Daily Record,
“I have been delivering to the man for six years and he’s such a nice, caring man.”
The plight has garnered lots of attention in the local area and the whole community has stepped up to help find the right dog. The quest to find the perfect companion is currently in the hands of rescue organisations, so watch this space.
We wish the man all the very best.
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