A homeless man in Phoenix, Arizona, was recently dealt a soul crushing blow when someone stole all of his worldly possessions. Mary Ruderstaller first met John, and his dog, “Sampson,” shortly before Christmas. Ruderstaller had observed John and his dog sitting at the same corner, day after day, and one day she stopped to ask if Sampson had enough food and water.
What ensued was a sweet friendship…Ruderstaller brought John lunch each day and after her friends learned about the situation, they decided to donate funds to buy a pet trailer for Sampson, as well as new clothes for John.
The act of kindness was wiped out last week when someone took advantage of a situation and stole the few possessions that John called his own. Ruderstaller explained what happened to Shelter Me, “John kept all of his brand new clothes and belongings in it (pet trailer). His dog Sampson rides in it when he gets tired. John was charging up his cell phone in a public outlet on Wednesday while taking a nap with his dog next to it. Someone stole his trac phone, knapsack, bike and new attached pet trailer with everything in it.”
Once again, Ruderstaller is doing her utmost to help John and his beloved dog. After learning of the sad situation, she created a YouCaring fundraiser to help replace the items which were cruelly taken from John. Already, over $1,000 in funds have been donated (click here to read more).
The Facebook page, Search for Sassy, is hoping that someone will have information about the crime which was committed. A request for information was posted to the page days ago:
If you have seen the bike and the pet trailer PLEASE sent a private message to Facebook page Search for Sassy.
Access Search for Sassy’s Facebook page here.