Young Boy Saves A Dog, Not Realizing His Heroic Act Is The Start Of Something So Much Bigger

For 11-year-old Tatum Henderson, helping an animal in need was second nature. So, when he saw a malnourished dog lying in the parking lot of the Kentucky Humane Society, he knew he and his parents had to do something. They didn’t expect the rescue story to gain wide-spread attention, but now, hopefully, Kentucky will change its animal rights and welfare laws because of what he did.

Helping A Stranger Isn’t For Everyone

Helping A Stranger Isn't For Everyone
Kentucky Humane Society/Facebook
Kentucky Humane Society/Facebook

For many people, helping a stranger is the last thing on their mind, especially if that stranger is some random animal lying down in a parking lot. But for 11-year-old Tatum Henderson, helping an animal in need wasn’t even a second thought.

This story starts as one of those “he was at the right place at the right time” tropes. The thing is, the right place at the right time just so happened to be the difference between life and death for one very sick pooch.