Thomsen could have continued past the post and it would have simply disappeared into her social media feed, but the dog in the photo didn’t have time to be found again. He only had this one small window for a chance at happiness before that too disappeared.
“When I saw his photo on Facebook, I already felt an intense urge to scoop him up, but after reading through several comments saying things like, ‘I wish I could take him!’ I knew I had to get him,” Thomsen said. “I couldn’t stand the thought of him dying alone at the shelter and not knowing what it was like to be loved and be part of a real family.”
Thomsen immediately called up the Humane Society, but the impulsive act of kindness did not come without a fair share of anxiety.