At last, Steve and all 11 dogs arrived in Indiana. Thanks to the GoFundMe account and the generosity of 197 people, the Edringtons were able to raise over $6,836.
Additionally, Steve and his dogs will no longer be without a home, because one generous person donated a trailer to the family.
On a small scale, Steve's story can be seen as one of rags to riches, but more importantly, it is the story of a man who had so little, yet still found so much to give: love, care and a sense of family. His generosity reminds us that although there are some things we can't control, we can always look inward to find a bountiful supply of kindness and compassion.
Now, the Edringtons are hoping that enough funds will be raised to provide a small piece of land for Steve's new trailer. You can support Steve and his dogs by donating to the GoFundMe account here.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article said that Mickey Edrington was from the West Memphis Animal Shelter. She is not. Also, Mickey is not Alicia's father. She is her mother. Additionally, it was stated that the West Memphis Animal Shelter raised funds for a hotel room. In fact, they donated a 100 pounds of dog food. The GoFundMe number of donors and funds raised have been updated.