Brayden Morton’s Shar-Pei Darla dog was dognapped outside of his home in Cranston, British Colombia. The thieves used a pickup truck to load Brayden’s beloved friend. Once the thieves loaded his dog into the truck, they drove off.
Brayden quickly made a post about the situation that just happened on his social media page. The post was shared more than 30,000 times. Brayden also decided to offer a $5,000 reward for any information that could lead to the thieves.
He received a lot of tips, but there was one in particular that stood out to him. There was a lady on the other end of the phone crying and clearly had something important to say.
“She wasn’t talking yet, I could just hear her crying, and I said to her, ‘listen, I’m not mad at you, I’m not anything, Brayden said. I’ve messed up a lot in my life. Let me go home, I’ll grab the cash reward for you, and I will come meet you. Where do you want to meet?”
They ended up meeting up at a mall parking lot, where she handed over his best friend. Brayden hugged his dog and then asked her was she okay. “She just started to tell me she was so sorry,” he said. Brayden could tell that she was a heavy drug user and needed help. He, too, used to be a drug user and has now been sober since May 2015.
Brayden runs Find The Right Rehab, a company the helps people find the best possible treatment for helping drug users. So, instead of turning her or the other person involved into the police. He decided to offer her the blessing of a lifetime. If she were willing to go to rehab, he would pay for it.
He’s still waiting to hear back from her. He did, however, receive information on the other possible suspect, which ended up not being the person involved in the crime. However, the man he thought was involved happened to be down on his luck with no place to live. So, Brayden paid for a week’s stay at a hotel. But, once Brayden’s social media friends found out about it, they chipped in. They found the man a job.
What a great soul. Thank you Brayden for forgiving, and for giving people second chances.