On a bone-chilling day in January, Zach Winingar and his dad, Bret Winingar, headed out on their motorcycles for a leisurely ride. But while cruising the back roads in rural Little Rock, Arkansas, they noticed something strange on the side of the road, half hidden behind some weeds.
Instinct made them stop to check and see what it was. It sat, just off the road, oddly out of place just beyond the otherwise tidy shoulder of the road. When they went to investigate, they found something that changed their lives entirely.
They soon realized it was a plastic crate, commonly used to transport animals. It was dirty, rusted and heavily damaged. Curious, they stepped closer to get a better look at it. As they moved forward, there was no way either of them could know the heartrending and life changing journey they were about to embark upon.