A dog owner was left crying after they got reunited with their pet dog after an explosion left him in coma for 4 months.
The owner, who was not named, got separeated from his dog in October after an explosion in Baltimore wrecked his house and left him in life-threatening burns.
The BARCS Animal Shelter, released a statement about the man and Barak, the dog.
The statement reads:
It was by a miracle that they narrowly survived the disaster, which resulted in other fatalities. Barak was transferred to BARCS and his dad to shock trauma where he was put into an induced coma for life-threatening burns.
According to EMTs and doctors that treated the man, he was repeatedly telling them that Barak needs to be saved and returned to him.
The shelter added:
A few days after Barak arrived at our shelter, we learned that his dad’s expected time in the hospital was at least a month. Up until recently, guaranteeing a month-long hold or longer — even for an emergency — wasn’t always easy or even possible. BARCS is an open admission shelter and the looming threat of running out of kennel space has always plagued our organization.
Luckily, the shelter managed to accommodate because of the ongoing pandemic.
Even though Barak’s return date to his dad was unknown, we made the pledge to care for him for as long as needed. Barak wasn’t a candidate for foster, but at the shelter, he had a daily plan of long walks, playgroup romps, in-kennel enrichment, training sessions, and cuddle time thanks to our dedicated volunteers and staff.
After spending some time in a coma, the owner of the dog found a new home because his was destroyed.
The first place that he got was not allowing dogs.
The shelter went on:
The first place he landed wouldn’t allow for dogs. We stayed in contact with Barak’s dad frequently as he put the pieces of his life back together, all the while facing the daily heartbreak of missing his best friend. We assured him that, no matter what, Barak would stay at BARCS until they could be reunited.
In January, good things happened.
The father of Barak found a dog-friendly house and was able to reunite with his companion.
The shelter added:
He hugged and kissed his very best buddy, with all those around him watching in tears. Keeping this family together was worth the resources and worth the wait.
Such an amazing story, right?