Dogs can have an immediate impact on a person’s life. In the case of Terry Katz, a semi-retired filmmaker, his friendship with a rescue dog gave him an entirely new outlook, perspective, and appreciation for these wonderful creatures.
His whole experience with his friendship with a rescue dog inspired him to create a movie. One that he hopes would encourage more people to adopt dogs from shelters.
The story of this amazing friendship started when Tony started feeling lonely. His two daughters were now adults and leading their own lives. His wife is still working full time, so she is usually out of the house. He had no companionship most of the day.
He decided one day to find companionship by adopting a dog. Tony went to the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York, to find one. That is where he met Mona.
According to Tony, the 11-month-old terrier mix immediately caught his attention. He went to her kennel, and the dog responded well to his presence. The gentle dog seemed to like getting petted, and Tony felt that they have a connection. So that same day, he filed for her adoption.
Ever since then, the two became inseparable. Tony said that the dog filled a void in his life. Taking care of the adorable pooch gave him a new sense of purpose. In return, he could feel that Mona loves him unconditionally. Both of them were happier having each other.
Tony wanted to share his friendship with everyone. He wants people to know that rescue dogs are great animals and they can elevate anyone’s quality of life. He interviewed several other people who adopted dogs from shelters so that their experience would also be featured in his film.
When the movie is done, he will let shelters and rescue groups use it for free. He hopes that through it, more dog in need will find their happy homes and best friends. Just like Mona did.
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