When 80-year-old retiree, Eugene Bostick, noticed the dead-end street he lived on was being used as an area to abandon dogs, he decided to do something about it.
Bostick and his brother decided to take these abandoned dogs in, providing them with shelter, food and a family. But what he wanted to do most was bring them happiness after already enduring so much.
So when he stumbled across a mechanism for bringing all the dogs together and taking them somewhere new, he knew he had to have it.
“One day I was out and I seen this guy with a tractor who attached these carts to pull rocks. I thought, ‘Dang, that would do for a dog train,'” Bostick told the Dodo. He then used the makeshift train to transport the dogs to a nearby forest or creek. “Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited. They all come running and jump in on their own. They’re ready to go.”
The video of the man taking his dogs to the park recently surfaced on social media after he made it onto the news last year.
Seen taking a ride through the Sycamore Creek Golf Course, Corky, Eugene’s brother, told NBC’s Dallas/Fort-Worth station that these rides, which last for nearly 2 hours, are not only great for the dogs but also for his brother and himself.
“Well I’ve been feeding the wildlife for over 30 years here, and I’m going to live another 30,” he said. “I’m only 86! My wife said if I didn’t get up and do this I’d be dead. And I really would.”