Category: Pets & Animals

Moments Like This Are Golden

| LA, USA | Awesome, Employees, Pets & Animals

My daughters and I decide to meet my mother for lunch at a restaurant one weekend. After we arrive and are seated my mother texts telling me she is running late. I decide to go ahead and order for the girls while I wait for my mom to arrive. The waiter, a young man in his early twenties, nods as we place the order stating that he understands as he has kids, too.

Each time he stops by the table to check on us we joke about the children, mine and his, eventually my mom arrives. We eat our lunch as the kids have dessert.

Finally at the end of the meal as we’re getting ready to pay the check the waiter asks if we want to see a picture of his daughter. He pulls out his phone and shows us a photo. His daughter is a golden retriever puppy with her ears done up in hairbows!

Kind Strangers Kindness

Giving Hope In A Hopeless Situation

| UT, USA | Kind Strangers, Pets & Animals

(I rush into the vet’s office after my 16-year-old Chihuahua was attacked by a coonhound. I’m hysterical and can’t focus and just want him to make it. I’ve called my parents, sister, and best friend from high school and they are all supporting me as best they can. A lady comes in to pick up her yorkie and beagle. I’m still sobbing, so she comes over to me.)

Lady: “Oh, honey, what’s the matter?”

Me: “I was supposed to watch my dog for the weekend. I set him down so I could grab his things and so he could go to the bathroom. He’s 16 and has prescription food and medications and blankets because he sleeps a lot and gets antsy if he doesn’t have a blanket with him. There were two dogs wandering the neighborhood. I didn’t see them. I should’ve held onto him. Or taken him into the house. ”

(I start to lose it and break down again. She starts to console me.)

Lady: *hugs me* “Oh, it’s okay. Calm down now. Breathe.”

Me: “They don’t know if he’s gonna make it.”

Lady: “Everything will be better. I will pray for you tonight.”

Me: “Thank you.”

(The vet calls me back and tells me he started seizing when they were taking x-rays and that since the office is closing, I needed to take him to the animal ER down the street. As they are getting everything ready to transport him, he dies on the table and I cry for a solid twenty minutes. As awkward as it is, the staff asks me about payment. While I do have a job as an engineer, my payments for my student loans have increased, so I do not have a lot of money to spare and I literally have nothing on me. My friend agrees to pay for me and I will pay her back.)

Me: “How much is it?”

Nurse: “It’s going to be $100.”

Me: “That seems low. Are you sure?”

Nurse: “Actually, that lady who was talking to you earlier? She wanted to pay part of your bill. She said she couldn’t imagine going through what you were and wanted to help.”

Me: “I never even got her name…”

Nurse: “All she asked was that you remember to help out someone in the future.”

(If you’re reading this, thank you so much for your actions. I lost my dog, but at least I got to spend his last few minutes with him and he was able to be buried next to his brother. Thank you so much and I hope to help someone in the future very soon.)

No Refunds On Condolences

| GA, USA | Awesome, Employees, Pets & Animals

(My cat suddenly passed away and I called to cancel the standing order for his prescription food. I explain what happened to the customer service lady and she was lovely and expressed her condolences. The call then took a very surprising twist.)

Customer Service: I see you last order was [a month-and-a-half ago]. I’ll go ahead and refund that order for you.”

Me: “Well, I only have one bag left and really, I’m not sure when I’ll feel up to sending it back.”

Customer Service: “Oh, no, ma’am! I am refunding the entire order. You can give the last bag to a shelter or the vet’s office. This is just our way of expressing how sorry we are that he passed and how hard this time is for you.”

Me: *shocked and sobbing* “That is so sweet of you! Thank you so much.”

(A few days later I received a handwritten condolence card from the same customer service rep. The most outstanding customer service I have ever received and am telling everyone to use this site for their pet needs.)

That’s A-Meow-zing!

| Norfolk, England, UK | Awesome, Money, Pets & Animals

(I was in the car driving when this came on the radio. A cat had been shot repeatedly in the head by someone with an airsoft gun and had been brought into a veterinary clinic. The cat had no owner that the clinic knew of, and they were using a very popular radio station to advertise the cat’s plight and raise money to try and save it. They needed a grand total of £4,000 as the clinic has decided to foot half the bill. People call up to donate, or go into the clinic, and it’s very quick that they managed to get £500 when this call comes through.)

Host: “You’re through to [Radio Channel]; can I take your name?”

Caller: “I don’t want to give it. I want to donate, though.”

Host: “Okay, that’s great! How much do you want to donate?”

Caller: “I want to pay £7,500.”

(The host and vet representative are clearly shocked, and explain how much they’re looking for because of the split.)

Caller: “I understand that, but I don’t want the clinic to do that. It’s a nice thing to do, but they have other animals to save and I don’t want them to suffer with this. I don’t have children. I lost my husband. I don’t have to worry about overheads but I have a LOT of money. I want to pay for the entirety of the cat’s surgery. And, if no-one claims that poor cat, I’d like to give that cat a home.”

(It moved the host, the representative, me, and I’m sure a lot more listeners to tears. We later found out that the lady who donated did take the cat, and she calls up now and then to keep them posted on how he’s doing.)

Make Your Next Roommate A Puppy

| IL, USA | Kind Strangers, Pets & Animals

(I’ve always had a hard time controlling my emotions, and taking my roommate’s emotional abuse has NOT helped. On this particular day maybe two months in, I am curled up outside our building, failing – as per usual – to stop crying. I hear a voice.)

Stranger: “Go say hi.”

(I look up to see a Chihuahua puppy clamber into my lap and lick my face. A man stands nearby, smiling at me as I stroke his dog’s ears.  My roommate moved out a month later.)

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