Dog’s name and age: Joaquin, 6 years
We heard about him from an Australian Cattle Dog rescue. They learned he was in an outdoor cage in a so-called “kill” facility in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley but it was an 8 hour drive from the group. During that time, every day workers there would look into his soulful eyes and say “No, you live!”. Finally, a volunteer with a light plane flew down to get him and his cell mate. When we met him he was full of beans, but clearly a soft even temper. After a few walks he won our hearts as well. Now I don’t know who is saving whom.