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In December last year, Wesley White, a photographer, went on a trip to Belize for work. Having a couple of days for himself, he decided to go fishing. So, he hopped on a kayak and paddled his way through the water.

Because the sun was scorching hot, Wesley stopped to look for some shade. As he was looking around, he spotted a tail wagging. A skinny dog missing patches of fur approached him.

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Wesley checked the area and realized the fishing shack was utterly abandoned. He felt for the poor dog, so he hurriedly scooped him up, took him to his boat, and brought him back to where he was staying.

The dog was extremely emaciated. And he was evidently starving. Because he was in a foreign land, Wesley didn’t know if people will help him. Besides, he has less than 2 days before he goes back home.

At the vet’s clinic, the pup, now named Winston, was cleaned and his blood was drawn for some tests. Wesley kept in contact with the vet and learned that everything seems fine despite the pup’s condition.

Racing with time, Wesley phoned the Humane Society of Belize and asked for help. He got in contact with Melanie, who agreed to foster Winston until he’s healthy and robust enough to travel.

For two months, Melanie regularly sent Winston’s photos to Wesley. He was surprised by how much the dog had transformed already. And in January, Winston was already cleared to travel.

As soon as Wesley heard the good news, he booked Winston’s flight, got into his car, and drove to the airport. With the little time he spent with Winston, Wesley had no clue whether the dog would remember him or not.

To his surprise, it only took a couple of sniffs, and Winston was thrilled to be reunited with his Wesley. His rescuer is now his dad. And neither of them will have it any other way.

Credits to Wesley White

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