Woman Offers Free Kiddie Pools to Dog Owners to Keep Their Pets Cool in the Heat

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kiddiepoolsA recent picture of a Good Samaritan offering free kiddie pools to dog owners to keep their pets cool during the heat has gone viral. Now the story behind the picture has come to light.

On Monday a photo was posted on Reddit.com and in the matter of 48 hours has been seen by over 800,000 people. The photo is of a stack of kiddie pools with a sign that reads: “If Your Dog Has To Be Outside…Please Take a Pool To Help Keep Them Cool. If the kiddie pools are gone, I’ll replace them as soon as I can- Megan.”

The woman responsible for the good deed is the owner of a local café in Urbanna, Virginia. Megan Brockman is the owner of Café Mojo in the small Virginia town and thought of the idea to buy pools for dogs last month when two dogs died from heat stroke in the town of Newport News, Virginia.

Brockman, like many dog lovers, was very upset to hear the news and wanted to prevent it from happening to the dogs in her town. She went to her local Dollar General store and bought 11 kiddie pools and then made the now famous yellow sign.

Her idea worked, as the original 11 pools were quickly snatched up. Megan has continued to replenish the supply, purchasing over 30 pools so far. Others are getting in on the action too. As word spread about her good dead other people have donated more pools too.