When my father passed away, I took care of his dog Goliath, a black miniature pinscher. On Goliath’s 11th birthday, he went out in my yard and was attacked and killed by a coyote. Needless to say, I was devastated as I never realized there were coyotes anywhere in the neighborhood. All my friends told me I should just adopt another dog but I wasn’t ready. Instead, I got involved with San Diego Humane Society and started volunteering with their education and lecture events.
One day, I went on their adoption website and found a black 11 year old min-pin, Mr. Black who was half the size of Goliath. He had chronic dry eyes and he had lost one of his eyes. I also have dry eyes and I felt for Mr. Black. I was sold! I changed his name to Captain Jack and he is the love of my life – he is so adorable and loving. Although he needs to have three different eye drops three times a day and he is going blind, he still acts like a young dog. He loves going on walks and I take him the San Diego Humane Society Walk for Animals.
Because he needs a lot of attention, I had to reduce my volunteer hours as I hate to leave him. I am a huge dog lover and I know that the Humane Society needs my help. I am from Vietnam and on one of my visits I made there, I was so disgusted by the dog market. In my country dogs are animals and in this country, dogs are our children. I appreciate how the San Diego Humane Society has gotten involved with the Yulin Festival & Korean dog rescue and because of the work that the Humane Society does, I have even included them in my estate. Thank you for all you do for our animals!