The amount of horrific stories of animal abuse in everyday society can be absolutely disheartening. It feels like every day there's another story of animals being abandoned by homes that are either unfit or unwilling to take care of them, or forced to live in the worst conditions, even sometimes being made to fight each other for the entertainment and profit of others.
It's enough to make you lose your faith in humanity, but thankfully there are plenty of other examples of people going above and beyond the call of duty to make sure these animals get a new chance at a better life. Between rescue organizations that specialize in re-homing animals who've had a hard life, people who take them in and foster them until they can find a forever home, and the dozens of charities that exist to help our little furry friends, there is some legitimate good to be found in the world as well.
Of course, one of the absolute best has to be the story of Eugene Bostick, an 82-year-old man who has been spending his retirement taking abused animals on adventures, complete with a vehicle that's like something out of a children's book!