Like most people, I frequently find my email spam box littered with requests to help out a variety of unfortunates. Most are scams or hokum. Even genuine ones are often a little bizarre.
I recently received one informing me that twenty dogs were due to be put down the following morning and requesting my assistance. I don't even possess a gun! However, I do own a shovel which has proved very useful for caving in the heads of otters.
It gives you a nice warm feeling inside, knowing that you can help!