Homeless people can associate more with dogs as they know both of are usually deprived of a home. But this story is a little different. It is about a man who chose homelessness over giving up his pet. Yup! Meet Dave Antonucci. A resident of Linden, New Jersey, he chose not to have a home rather than abandoning his pit bull, Petey.
Antonucci won't abandon Petey in order to stay qualified for homeless shelters though he receives Supplemental Security Income. Due to the dog, many shelters would reject the pair from spending the night. Dave and Petey would then go to their makeshift shelter beneath the train tracks.
But not so long ago a man called Bob Scutro collected some money for the two through a fundraiser. The reason was to find them rent free housing for a year. This way Antonucci would have sufficient time to get back on his feet so that he could start supporting himself and his dog. The response to the fundraiser has been excellent. Quite a few friends of Dave offered him a place to stay. Petey and Dave are currently staying with a friend in Rahway, NJ.