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£537raised of £500 target by 56 supporters

    Weʼve raised £537 to help a homeless man and his dog to get money together for a bond.

    Bradford, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 17th October 2017

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    Story

    one day I was walking through the centre of Bradford with my partner, when we stumbled across the cutest dog I have ever seen. A bulldog crossed with a boxer who name was doser. He had a jacket on with holes and rips everywhere, lying on a threadbare blanket. His owner was a man in his late 30s, who looked unkept and frozen to the core. Half of his face was covered in facial hair and clothes that had not been changed for years. This man went by the name of "rocky."

    I work with homeless people in my job, so when I saw this man and his poor dog it broke my heart. So I started going down to the centre of Bradford, where I would see him and doser sat in the same place. The more we saw him, the more we learned about his story, and how he had become homeless.

    Rocky had not always been homeless. 3 years ago he had a loving girlfriend and a little boy. He had his own gardening and house moving business, with all the equipment. However, it all went pear shaped and suddenly he found himself on the street, with the dog, which was just a pup. He was allowed to stay at his friends houses, on the sofa, but they wouldn't allow the dog to stay.

    There was a low point where rocky tried to kill himself, and the dog stopped him, by jumping on him. Their bond has been concrete ever since. This man pays for the dog treatment, before he feeds himself. You see living in the streets leaves you open to all kinds of vermin, from rats biting you, to standing on used needles like doser did. He could have caught HIV, so rocky paid for him to get tested after months of saving up from His begging change.

    Everytime me and my partner see rocky we always buy him food, drink and the dog food. Yesterday I bought him 20 pairs of socks because he can't wash anything, so he been wearing the same pair for months. Imagine not even being able to wash your own clothes and having to sleep on a piece cardboard? It breaks my heart.

    I know there is loads of homeless people around, and rocky is one of 1000s. But the thing that makes me want to help this man is the fact that he has been on drugs and drink, when he was first made homeless. But he got CLEAN. He went to a drug and alcohol service that help you to get clean and he has been clean for a couple of years. That takes a strong dedicated person. I really want to help him but I can't do it on my own.

    He wants to start his own gardening business up, so he going to get some gardening tools off a friend and do favours for people. A landlord has said he will take rocky and doser in if rocky can give him a £200 bond. No other landlord will accept a dog. This could be the breakthrough rocky and doser need. PLEASE HELP. ROCKY HAS NO IDEA I AM DOING THIS. I took this upon myself to do because I want to help, but I can't do it alone. Even if you donate 1p. Pennies make pounds <3

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    • Rocky and Dozer9 months ago
      Rocky and Dozer

      Rocky and Dozer

      9 months ago

      I am so frustrated with this page... was meant to receive the £475 on the 3rd October... surprise surprise nothing. So Rocky won't be off the streets for God knows how long now thanks to this shitty scamming website. Apparently there is a "glitch" with PayPal and they cannot tell me when the money will be transferred through. They have no issues in transferring £18.75 though. That's all that I have received out of all the money I have received. So now I'm gonna have to go and tell rocky that he won't be moving into the house anytime soon.

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    • Rocky and Dozer10 months ago
      Rocky and Dozer

      Rocky and Dozer

      10 months ago

      Waiting for the money to be transferred then I have arranged to meet rocky next weekend to give him the bond money. The 2 bedroom house and keys are waiting for him and doser and he is ecstatic. He cannot wait. And that is thanks to all you lovely people. Be vert proud if yourselves. This is proof that when people stick together we can make massive changes. I'm so glad that I will not have to see him on the streets anymore. Thankyou so much xx

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    • Rocky and Dozer10 months ago
      Rocky and Dozer

      Rocky and Dozer

      10 months ago

      Thank you so much for all your support and donations! I am so grateful and thrilled. I didn't think I would raise this much in less than a week! My faith in humanity has been restored. I can't wait to tell rocky on Saturday when I see him. I will get a picture with a big thumbs up from doser. Thank you so much xxxx

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    Page last updated on: 10/14/2017 12:15 PM

    Supporters

    56

    • Andrea Connolly

      Andrea Connolly

      Oct 7, 2017

      Good luck in your new home xx

      £10.00

    • Trudi Cannar

      Trudi Cannar

      Oct 4, 2017

      I'm rooting for you Rocky and Dozer!!!Thanks for doing this, he told me about his house offer last week, maybe now he can be happy 😊

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 23, 2017

      We'll done.

    • Katie Robinson

      Katie Robinson

      Sep 23, 2017

      £21.00

    • Maria Debowska

      Maria Debowska

      Sep 23, 2017

      Hope he will find he's way to live his live happy. Thank you for helping him you have big ❤❤❤

      £5.00

    • justine ashton

      justine ashton

      Sep 23, 2017

      £2.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 23, 2017

      £2.00

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    Rocky and Dozer

    Rocky and Dozer

    Bradford, United Kingdom

    one day I was walking through the centre of Bradford with my partner, when we stumbled across the cutest dog I have ever seen. A bulldog crossed with a boxer who name was doser. His owner was called rocky. They live on the streets. I wanna help raise money to get them a bond.

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