Happy Endings: Lost Husky Reunited With Family
Belinda Stevenson, of Hinesville, GA, received the news that every military wife fears to hear. Her husband and the father of two children, Johnny Brooks Stevenson, Jr., died while on duty in Iraq. Distraught and now a single mother, Belinda did not know what to do with herself. What's worse, the family dog, a Husky named Savannah, had gone missing after a storm knocked down the fence in the backyard.
Savannah was close with Johnny, so it seemed as if every memory of her lost husband was disappearing. Savannah was always by his side," she would grab the water hose from him and she would basically run after him with the water hose, getting herself soaking wet," Belinda told MSNBC.
The Search For Savannah
As Belinda and her family were frantically searching for their lost, beloved Savannah, her Son, Terrell Stevenson, caught sight of a familiar furry face while browisng Facebook. It was Savannah! He discovered that she had been placed in a foster home in New Jersey, having nearly escaped euthanasia. She was currently living with dog-lover Julie Ogden, who noticed that Savannah was incredibly well-mannered and concluded that her owner was likely somehere, looking for her.
Terrell contacted Ogden though Facebook, and Ogden drove Savannah from New Jersey all they way to Georgia all the while raising awareness about shelter animals being euthanized when owners are unable to be found.
Celebrating A New Cause
Although Savannah's escape was a tragedy, Belinda looks as it as "divine intervention" that has given her a new life mission. "There's so many dogs out there that are mistreated and need good homes," said Belinda to MSNBC. "I just feel like my mission in life is going to be to do whatever I have to do, one day at a time, to make it better for these animals."