When 80-year old Texan, Eugene Bostick, retired he had no plans to spend his days taking in abandoned dogs but when residents of Fort Worth, or cities nearby, began abandoning dogs near a barn he owns with his brother (located on a dead end street) he found an unexpected calling when he began taking care of the dogs others no longer wanted.

Speaking with The Dodo recently Mr Bostick said: “People sometimes come by and dump dogs out here, leaving them to starve. So, we started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet to get them spayed and neutered. We made a place for them to live.”

Tiffany Johnson, who says Mr Bostick is the coolest guy eventually built up the courage to ask him to take a photograph of his custom made train which she then shared on Facebook and we’re so pleased she did.

Speaking to The Dodo about why he built the train, Eugene said: “One day I was out and I seen this guy with a tractor who attached these carts to pull rocks. I thought, ‘Dang, that would do for a dog train,'” said Mr Bostick. “I’m a pretty good welder, so I took these plastic barrels with holes cut in them, and put wheels under them and tied them together.”

We salute you Eugene. The world needs people like you.

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