A homeless man is being hailed as a hero for selflessly saving a dog abandoned in Salt Lake City, Utah. Now, his good deed has sparked a community effort to give the man a huge “thank you” in a way he wasn’t expecting. Ron Howell says he spends his days standing at a highway off-ramp flying a sign and hoping for a break. Last week, a woman pulled up in a car but not with money. Instead, she had a chihuahua. She said she was desperate and could no longer take care of it. He said he couldn’t take it because he was homeless, but he was worried she would get rid of the dog. Howell said he wanted to help the dog, so he took the chihuahua in.
… Later, a woman named Angel Janes drove by and saw Howell holding the dog. She decided to offer him a cigarette and began talking with him. Howell explained why he had the chihuahu and Janes took some photos of the pair to share on Facebook. Someone offered to adopt the dog, while another person set up a donation fun for Howell. The dog got a new home and Howell got over $500 in donations.