Marine Andrew Morales was reassigned from the south of California to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, which meant he and his family had to move places. That didn’t really bother the family who were looking forward to the new life, but there was one thing that made them less enthusiastic for the trip. Namely, Andrew was planning on taking a commercial flight and take his two adorable dogs with him. The issue? No large dogs allowed on the plane.
Thankfully, this family’s story got the attention of that one person who knew exactly how to help.
Helen Rosburg, the great-granddaughter of William Wrigley, who was known as one of the pioneer chewing gum industrialists, stepped in by doing the most amazing thing ever. She let Andrew and his dogs use her private jet to get to their new home.
“He was going to lose his dogs and I said ‘Not on my watch,’” Helen recalls. “He’s a hero on so many different levels. The Wrigleys are an extremely patriotic family and I am a true Wrigley child.”
Gorgeous Dusty and Wyatt were an important and pretty much inseparable part of the marine’s life because he saved them overseas during a military tour he was part of a couple of years ago.
“In Afghanistan, they are pretty much your best friend,” Andrew said.
Before he even asked for help transporting his two Anatolian Shepards, he contacted every airline company, but the answer was always a resounding no.
This made Andrew reach the league responsible for the dogs’ rescue back in Afghanistan. What they did was make his story viral and that’s when Helen first heard of the Morales family. This woman who has a heart of gold and is the founder of the On The Wings of Angels Rescue organization is also a huge supporter of the military and animal rescue.
“Everybody in my circle knows what I do,” the good Samaritan said. “If they see an impossible situation, they’ll post something to my [Facebook] timeline.”
Needless to say, the Morales were beyond grateful and very much excited for not having to let their furry family members behind.
“From the bottom of me and my wife’s hearts we really appreciate what she did for us,” the US Marine said.
The family would really want to thank Helen in person, and according to her, that may really happen as she is as well thrilled to get to meet these dog lovers.
We are glad there are people like Helen out there who understand the love of someone for their furry pals.