By Amanda Thomason
Published October 12, 2019 at 12:52am
For many people, dogs are such an important part of life that they will do anything to protect their pups and care for them — even if that means putting their four-legged friends’ needs before their own.
James Pack of Newark, New Jersey, is a Navy vet who loves his two Labrador-pit bull mixes very much. Bailey and Blaze are everything to him, and when he suffered a serious health issue in 2015, he thought he’d lost them forever.
In an interview with Fox News that year, Pack recounted the turbulent series of events: He was out with his dogs, and then he was waking up in the hospital, unable to speak and with his dogs nowhere in sight.
Pack is blessed to be alive after suffering a major heart attack, but his heart was still broken as he recovered in the hospital, not knowing where his two beloved dogs had ended up. He’d had them since they were just eight weeks old, and needed them back.
He told Fox that once he was well enough he’d pray on the steps of a church, hoping to be reunited but not knowing how — but he felt an insistent prompting to contact the local chapter of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.