Meet 80-year-old retiree Eugene Bostick. Since he stopped working for a living 15 years ago, he noticed a lot of people abandoning dogs near his house.
So, he did the natural thing and started letting the stray dogs in. He fed them and let them run around on his farm, and even built a train on the back of his tractor to transport eight of them at a time.
Now Eugene takes the animals on adventures in his dog train, which is made from old plastic barrels and carts.
"We live down on a dead-end street, where me and my brother have a horse barn," Bostick told The Dodo. "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.
"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.' 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."
At least once a week, Eugene takes his pups down to a local watering hole, around some quiet streets or into the woods so they can experience the world.
"Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited," he said. "They all come running and jump in on their own. They're ready to go.
"The dogs have a great time. They just really enjoy it."
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