MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - An army veteran coping with PTSD has a new furry friend.
After being homeless for nearly 30 years, Wiley Wright Jr. reconnected with his family in Moultrie thanks to a good Samaritan.
A woman named Amanda was determined to help Wright after she found out he was living under a bridge in San Antonio.
Wright has been back with his family for a week now. Wednesday afternoon, Amanda brought Wright a special new friend.
Amanda brought Wright eight week old Agnus, who may be a tiny pup, but she was a big surprise.
Colquitt County Humane Society Executive Director Dawn Blanton said that Amanda reached out to them looking to adopt a therapy puppy for Wright. So on Wednesday afternoon, Blanton and Wright's sister Paula Cline planned a heartwarming surprise.
Blanton said the Humane Society will waive the adoption fee and Amanda will cover most of the vet expenses. They believe this dog will be a blessing for Wright.
"Pets give them a lot of comfort. It also teaches them a little bit about responsibility and taking care of something else besides yourself. And just having that four legged friend there with you that doesn't care what you're going through. He's just going to be there for you regardless," explained Blanton.
Blanton said that this is the least they could do for someone who served our country.
Wright said he can't thank Amanda and the Humane Society enough, and is happy to be back home.
"I'm loving it. I know I don't have very many more years to go. So I'd like to spend the last of them with my family," said Wright. And now with his new best friend Agnus.
Wright is a self-proclaimed animal lover and said he can't wait to give little Agnus a forever home.