Unable to rehome the pup herself, Janes shared the story with her friends on Facebook. From there, Kathleen Dallmann reposted to a page for local animal lovers, detailing where Ron could be found.
"A few minutes after I posted it, a lady was on her way to pick up the dog to foster him," Dallmann told The Dodo. "She offered Ron $50 as a show of her gratitude for keeping him safe. He said, 'No, I just wanted to do the right thing.' But she insisted he take it."
It was obvious that improving the little dog's lot in life was all that mattered to him in that moment.
"He was in tears because he was able to help the dog find a home," Dallmann recounted. "He said he knew what it was like to be homeless, and he didn’t want the dog to be homeless."
That's when everything began to change for the dog — and for Ron, too.