When he lost his dog he was heartbroken. To him it was more than missing a dog, it was losing his family.
Anthony Rogers is homeless, his dog Bobo was more than just a dog. He was his companion, a source of comfort for an otherwise lonely man. With each other the two of them were family, living in the heart of Memphis.
Anthony woke up early on the 31st of August to find Bobo missing, nowhere to be seen? Friends of his put together a campaign to try and find Bobo, placing posters of the one-year-old pitbull-labrador cross all over the community.
Aven the local shelter put a post up on Facebook, and wouldn’t you know it two weeks later a miracle of sorts happened. An employee saw Bobo and recognized him right away, contacting a friend of Anthony’s, who then drove him to the shelter ot reunite the two best friends.
In a video from Memphis Animal Services, Bobo bounds into Rogers’ arms, his tail wagging furiously. He can hardly contain his excitement when he’s reunited with his owner, skittering around him with heaping licks of love.
The shelter sent Bobo back with a year’s supply of heartworm prevention medication, a bag of dog food, a harness, leash, collar, and ID tag, so if he ever wanders off again, he can safely return to his owner, the shelter said.
A local animal hospital will accept donations for Bobo’s future care. Anthony Rogers told CNN affiliate WMC he rescued Bobo as a puppy. He called the one-year-old pitbull-labrador mix his “lifesaver.”It means a lot to me,” he said. “He’s a good guy, and I thank everybody for their time and for watching out for us.”