Do you ever wonder what successful people do after they retire. For most people, the thought of retiring means vacations, cruises, fishing or golf. However, there are others that still have a void that needs to be filled. This brings us to a story of an attorney named Jim Karger from Texas. At the age of 56, Jim Karger had the largest labor law firm in all of Texas. However, he decided it was time to retire and move to Mexico. Finding that he still wanted to advise corporate clients on the side, Karger started a consulting firm in Mexico.Â However, it was his journeys throughout Mexico that made him start the non-profit organization known as SAMM, or Save A Mexican Mutt. During his new life in Mexico, Jim and his wife Kelly noticed that there were dozens of abused, starving, injured, and homeless dogs all up and down the street. He states that he couldn’t walk down the street without seeing the sad sight of a helpless dog. These horrific scenes gave Jim Karger the motivation to start SAMM.
The goal of SAMM is to take in these helpless dogs and start caring, socializing, and eventually turning them to good homes. To this day, the Kargers spend a majority of their time delivering rehabilitated dogs throughout San Antonio, El Paso, Albuquerque and Denver. Many of the rescued dogs are also placed locally in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where Save a Mexican Mutt is based. So far, they have saved over 200 dogs and have 8 dogs themselves.
Its great to see people like Jim Karger in this world today. He could easily live the life that millions of Americans probably dream about with his hefty bank account, yet he has devoted himself to an excellent cause. Two thumbs up to you Jim!