When Alex Perez was just 11 years old, he saw a puppy at a yard sale and just knew he had to bring it home. A few years later, Alex and his mom were driving when they found an injured pit bull in the middle of the road. Alex never hesitated as he picked up and brought the bloody dog to the car.
The dog made a full recovery, and now lives a wonderful life with Alex. Now 16 years old, Alex is still involved in rescuing animals, and he participated in a unique rescue just recently.
On a day off from school, Alex joined his mom and some other volunteers to help save dozens of animals from a hoarder in Canton, North Carolina.
The animals were taken to a warehouse and were in desperate need of help.
A lot of the dogs were Chihuahuas and dachshunds, who had all spent the majority of their lives in cages. All told, the rescuers saved nearly 140 animals that day.
At the temporary shelter, Alex formed an immediate bond with a dog named Trouble. When Alex approached his crate, he climbed into his arms as if to say "please, don't let me go."
The two of them spent time playing together, and it was likely the first time Trouble had ever felt love. Alex didn't want to leave him behind, but they were already full at his house.
Hopefully, Trouble finds a forever home soon. If not, Alex's mom has agreed to take him in, if only as a foster.
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