Often, superheroes wear capes and armor. However, not all of them actually don such grand accessories and flashy outfits. There are some who just wear their regular clothes — and they become heroes because they happily walk other people’s dogs.
Meet John Howarth, a veteran who has walked the pooches of elderly and sick people in his village every day for 13 years.
John’s long-time vocation
The 74-year-old man, who had served in the Royal Navy for over 20 years, dedicates himself to this cause because he really loves dogs. He knows that these pups make great companions for people who are too weak to even give their pets the exercise they need.
John carries out his duty as a volunteer for an organization called The Cinnamon Trust. The said organization is actually a national charity for terminally ill people, the elderly, and their pets.
Because of John’s dedication to the cause, his work has been recognized. Talking about the job, John says that some volunteers for the organization do not always walk the dogs every day. However, he hates thinking about a dog expecting a walk but ending up disappointed. This is the reason he always shows up at work.
John details that some of the dogs he has walked are quite old, too. This means that a half-hour walk is already enough.
His years of unwavering dedication
While John’s work is fun and relaxing, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies. On one occasion, he walked a large greyhound, which belonged to a woman suffering from spinal cancer. The said dog pulled John over after it ran after a cat, causing the man to have cuts in his face and smash his eyeglasses.
Despite everything that John has gone through, his family is still very proud of him. Ginny Howarth, John’s wife of 42 years, says that John is a very kind man and that his love for his dog is his motivation for 14 years of serving The Cinnamon Trust.
Indeed, the world becomes a better place for dogs because of people like John.
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