For the past six years, one Texas veteran and his medical alert dog named Elvis have spent every waking moment together. And over the years, Elvis has not only saved his owner’s life countless times but has become his best friend.
Doug Ferguson, an Austin-based Navy veteran who became homeless about nine years ago, woke up in his car after taking a nap and realized Elvis was missing. He was devastated his best friend was gone and was also worried about what might happen if he had an epileptic seizure without Elvis there to save him.
Word quickly spread about Elvis, and the community came together to print fliers, hung them up throughout the community, and even pooled together $500 to use as a reward within an hour. Thanks to their hard work, a young girl whose brother thought the dog was lost or a stray saw the fliers about Elvis and returned him to Ferguson.
And when the girl was offered the $500 reward money, she gave it to Ferguson instead so he could get his car repaired. “I give credit to the lord and neighbors that live in the adjacent area that have come to know Elvis and are reaching out to help us and they want to see us do good,” Ferguson said.
Watch the entire video below to see the amazing thing this community did for a homeless veteran.
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