Andrew “Roo” Yori is among the athletes who competed in the American Ninja Warrior’s Season 8. Through his super-human competitiveness, the man moved to the finals round held in Las Vegas. But more than his Superman-like skills, Roo is known for his advocacy on homeless dogs.
Roo even identifies himself as the K9 Ninja because he wants to be known as someone who cares for the homeless dogs’ plight. Roo’s advocacy began in 2002 when the man and his wife, Clara, adopted their first dog.
When they were choosing the dog at an animal shelter, the couple found themselves in a little argument. The couple does not know which dog to pick because Roo and Clara wanted to give these dogs a better life. Roo and his wife eventually picked one dog. But as they were about to leave the animal shelter, the two again had a small argument.
Roo wanted to adopt at least three dogs because he could not take it that some dogs are looking at them. For Roo, the dogs’ look means something, and that is they wanted to have a home. Roo and Clara eventually adopted three dogs at that time.
After visiting the animal shelter, the couple realized that they had to help as many dogs as possible. This is why they began to devote their lives to canine rescue and advocacy. Roo and Clara started to volunteer at different animal shelters and educated themselves about the dogs’ plight there.
Their mini immersion at the several animal shelters opened their eyes that there are problems in these shelters. Since they could only do so much, the couple began asking their friends for help. Fortunately, some of their friends had an affirmative response to their request and opened their homes to at least one rescue dog.
Credits to Funky Smile.