TMSG: Deputies Help Reunite Homeless Veteran With Missing Dog
Happy Sunday everyone, Sunday mornings are always a great time for a story with a happy ending. Here is a happy story hot off the press! This past week, many of you followed a story posted by Deputy John Daulton on his social media page asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Hatfield’s dog, Rerun, after he went missing. Mr. Hatfield is a homeless Vietnam War veteran who spends most of his time in the Kettleman City business district with his companion Rerun. Our friends at KMPH 26 sent Rich Rodriguez to Kings County and they ran the story last Wednesday on their news station. Their news coverage lead to Yesenia Rodriguez reaching out on behalf of her mother, Naomi Herrera. The family feared Rerun was abandoned, so they picked him up as they traveled through Kettleman City to keep him safe. The family took Rerun on a road trip to the Sequoia Mountains and also gave him a bath. Naomi and her family were very pleased to return Rerun to Mr. Hatfield. They made sure Rerun was outfitted with a dog tag and they sent food and snacks along with him. We caught the Rerun reunion on video this morning. This story reminds all of us that our world is still filled with folks who are compassionate and caring. Big thank you to Rich Rodriguez and Sheldon Gajarian at KMPH Fox 26! May the sweet pup named Rerun is back where he belongs after getting lost from his owner.