Life takes us in many directions and some days don’t go as planned. Have discovered that one of the keys of life is to be flexible. That’s how miracles happen!
Today Mom and I took an unanticipated excursion to downtown Delray Beach. We are walking towards Atlantic Avenue as a dog races past us .
Not just any dog… a large pit bull that was frantic and going in no particular direction. A car drives up alongside us, pulls down his window and asks me to please catch the dog. It was not his but he wanted to help.
Without hesitation, I started running and thankfully was not wearing high heels! I am coaxing the dog towards the nearest place where I could get some assistance.
Up ahead was DADA restaurant. In the back parking lot, I asked for water as the dog seemed thirsty and starving and would not stay still. One of the staff saw us from the back door, brought out water which she drank up instantly.
The dog was about to run off again and then a miracle happened. There was an outpouring of kindness and help from the staff. One person brought out food (it looked so delicious!) Yes , DADA’s is an excellent local hot spot! Then another person came out and put a string on its collar and was able to calm her down. The female pit bull did have a collar without any identification. Another staff member walked out and said that she will bring it to animal rescue. When she called, we found out they were closed until the next day. Graciously, she then offered to have the dog stay with her at her home.
The driver who asked for my assistance left when he saw me take over and did not see the wonderful acts of kindness that took place which began with HIM. So whoever you are….thank you!
The manager came out and gave me his information so I could check on the dog the next day.
A woman coming into the restaurant stopped and said, this is why she comes to DADA. They give back to the community. She stood, smiled and watched the attention being poured on this lost dog.
When I followed-up with the restaurant, staff that were not even present at the time knew what had happened.
It was suggested that prior to going to animal rescue to check if the dog had a chip so they could locate the owner. Off to Petco they went and received positive news! The dog did indeed have a chip.
Yay! The dog was identified and reunited with its owner.
Many thanks to DADA restaurant, the management and staff for generously and actively conveying the true meaning of community.
52 N Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach, Fl 33444
Phone: 561 330-3232