Bill Baker is an avid animal lover with three former shelter dogs resting their paws at his home. He has spent the last three years volunteering at the Kenton County Animal Shelter in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. In January, a homeless blind dog, later named Marcie, entered the shelter. She was in very poor shape.
Bill sat down with ABC News to tell his tale of how he saved Marcie’s life.
It was love at first sight. In spite of all the adversity she has, she has a very sunny disposition. I think dogs can smile and she can smile. She can’t see… but when I say ‘Papa’s here, Marcie!’ she perks up and smiles and it just makes my day. Her fur had been eaten off by fleas and she’s also blind. She would’ve been euthanized.
Even after Bill discovered the cancer throughout Marcie’s body and that she doesn’t have long to live, he still went through with the adoption. As you can see, their connection is one of a kind, and it’s one many shelter animals never get to experience.
Lisa Binns of Shelter Dog Photography visited Bill and Marcie to capture their relationship, and there’s no mistaking how deep their bond goes. Bill has opened up both his heart and home to make this sweet girl’s last days as peaceful and comfortable as possible, and it’s that kind of selflessness we hope to see more of in the world.
Thank you, Bill, for saving Marcie. She deserves all the treats and belly rubs life has to offer.
Feature Image: Lisa Binns/Shelter Dog Photography
H/T: ABC News