A Real-Life Batman Goes Around Saving Shelter Pets

A Real-Life Batman Goes Around Saving Shelter Pets

A Real-Life Batman Goes Around Saving Shelter Pets


Since Chris Van Dorn was a child, he admired superheroes like Batman. At present, he turned his admiration into a great idea.

He has become a real-life Batman who goes around saving shelter pets.

A Real-Life Batman Goes Around Saving Shelter Pets
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It all started in 2014 when Chris’s dad decided to adopt a tri-colored Australian Shepherd dog Rescue named Mr. Boots.

Mr. Boots was found in the woods in Alabama in very poor conditions, but a rescue organization saved him. The story of this dog moved Chris, so he decided he wanted to help other animals who are like him.

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First, he started volunteering for animal rescues. And it was not until he established his own rescue organization, Batman4Paws, that he decided to save lives as Batman.

He wanted to keep all his work in anonymity to focus on what really mattered to him, to help the animals in need. Chris would even sign with the name of Bruce Wayne and would not put his real name since his catchphrase is ‘It’s not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me.’

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However, his work could not be kept secret for long. In May, GoFundMe hailed Chris’s campaign and named him their GoFundMe Hero for May.

Chris’s organization is dedicated to rescuing and transporting animals to their forever homes, no-kill facilities and foster homes in the state of Florida and beyond.

A Real-Life Batman Goes Around Saving Shelter Pets
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Although wearing a costume is not necessary to rescue animals, Chris says this has helped people become more interested in hearing his message about the importance of adopting animals.

“The costume just makes everybody happy and smile. It’s special to see Batman walking around, and when they find out that he’s doing a good deed in the world they get even more excited,” he said.

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He is a true hero!

A Real-Life Batman Goes Around Saving Shelter Pets
Image credit: GoFundMe

H/T: thedodo