A woman named Dani McKissick spent her regular day-off doing her chores when suddenly, a gut feeling hit her. She felt it so strong that it seemed much like a punch. She felt helping an animal.
Dani started driving towards Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston Texas. It was a good 45-minute drive, and for her, who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks, it was tough. She felt she needed to turn around and stop all of this.
In her mind, she has already two cats and a dog at home, so she doesn’t need to adopt anymore; however, she still pushed through. When she arrived, she went wandering through rows of homeless cats and dogs, utterly clueless on which animal to adopt.
A shelter staff then approached Dani and led her to Honey, a 9-year old mixed chow ready to be put down that very same night. Dani went to Honey’s cage, and immediately everything clicked. Dani felt that this was the animal she came to adopt.
Honey’s sweet, sad face and brown eyes melted Dani’s heart, who shared that she has a soft spot for older or sick animals. She immediately decided to adopt the dog despite its health condition and other injuries. It only took a day for her to decide to bring Honey home.
Honey perfectly fit into the family and found a very caring and loving one. Dani decided to meet all of Honey’s medical condition by going to the vet a few times. She made a brilliant decision to be on that shelter that day. Had she never listen to her gut-feeling, things would not turn out this way.
Dani and Honey have both made an impact on each other’s lives. As Dani gave Honey a second life, Honey also gave Dani love, safety, and a new addition to the family.
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