There is light where there is darkness, and there are villains where there are heroes.
That latter distinction was demonstrated unequivocally when four young boys in Detroit’s 7 Mile neighborhood went above and beyond to save a puppy in critical need of assistance.
When brothers Kenny, Kenneth, and Kevin Dancy, along with friend Andrew Daniels, were helping a local woman who happened to be moving house, they stumbled into a scene that would have startled any adult.
They discovered an abandoned puppy bungee corded to the rear of a house. The tiny pup was severely malnourished and shivering from exposure.
The boys realized they needed to act quickly. They covered the dog in a winter coat to keep her warm before releasing her from her chains and bringing her home to give her food and drink. Sparkle was her name.
They happened to run with members of the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue while out walking Sparkle in the area.
They recounted to the men the dog’s story, and the men thought Sparkle had mange as well. The charity took her in for veterinary care, taking the opportunity to express deep gratitude in a Facebook video calling the boys “heroes.”
“You could tell they really love this dog,” Theresa Sumpter, the organization’s founder, told WDIV.
“They were protective of the dog and wanted to make sure the dog was going to a good place.”
Sparkle was tested at the shelter and it was determined that she did not have mange. This means she could be placed for adoption right away. Sparkle was placed with a foster mom who would give her all the attention she needed, thanks to Pet Tales Rescue, a sister organization.
Meanwhile, the four little boys who were widely praised for their compassion went on to save two more pets in the same neighborhood. Once again, Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue was able to transport the dogs off the streets to the clinic for treatment.