On Thursday, Sasha Von Troetsch, a Houston dog groomer, rounded up 50 volunteers to bathe and pamper the almost 100 dogs displaced by Harvey who were seeking shelter with thousands of human evacuees at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center.
“While we were there, someone came up to me and said, ‘Stanley, an evacuee, wants to help,’ ” Von Troetsch tells PEOPLE. “I went over to talk to him and he said, ‘I’m a groomer, I’ve been grooming for over 29 years.’ ”
Von Troetsch welcomed the help for the dogs, some of whom had terrible matting from their watery evacuation travails.
“He jumped right in, doing full grooms for these dogs,” she says.
It was only when a reporter for ABC13 came by and began asking Stanley questions did Von Troetsch and other volunteers discover that Stanley was also homeless.
Stanley Baizle, 59, told ABC13 he was a dog groomer in his former life, …