The world can sometimes seem full of stories that bring us down, but every once in a while, a tale of kindness emerges that warms our hearts and reminds us of the good in humanity. One such story is of Ubaldo Apolinar, a teenager with a big heart who helped a lost puppy find its way back home.
On a rainy day, Ubaldo heard scratching at his door. It was not his dog, but a tiny, beige puppy, shivering in a corner, trying to escape the rain. The frightened puppy was initially wary of Ubaldo but eventually allowed him to pet her. She was wearing a pink collar, indicating that she had a home and a family missing her.
Ubaldo wanted to take the puppy inside, but his landlord’s rule of one pet per household prevented him from doing so. Fearing the consequences of breaking the rules, Ubaldo’s parents were hesitant to let the puppy in. Despite this, Ubaldo, determined to help, brought food outside for the puppy and made her a makeshift shelter to keep her warm and cozy.
Knowing the importance of reuniting pets with their owners, Ubaldo started his search by joining local community Facebook groups and posting pictures of the puppy, asking if anyone recognized her. He did not feel comfortable leaving the puppy outside all night, so he snuck her into his house in the middle of the night.
Ubaldo planned to take the puppy to the vet to check for a microchip, but before he could do so, he received a message from the dog’s owner on Facebook. After confirming the owner’s identity by checking her social media page and visiting her house, Ubaldo arranged a time to return the puppy.
Reuniting the puppy with her family was bittersweet for Ubaldo, who had grown attached to her. However, he knew it was the right thing to do. The puppy, whose name he learned was Bubba, was overjoyed to see her family again, running around in circles with happiness.
Ubaldo’s actions exemplify what one should do when finding a lost dog: post photos online, make the post public, and take the dog to be scanned for a microchip if possible. It is also advisable to contact local animal control or animal shelters to see if the owner has reached out to them.
Remember, if you find a lost pet, it is crucial to do everything you can to reunite them with their family. Please share this heartwarming story with your friends and family to inspire acts of kindness and compassion in others.