Pongo was one of four five-week old puppies found in a dumpster in Chula Vista last May. The puppies had been left for dead with their ears cruelly cut off.
This past week Pongo went home with his new family, Colleen Lanin and Phil Grossfield, their two children. The Grossfields are dedicated rescue adopters who have a senior rescue dog and cat and were chosen out of many applications to adopt Pongo.
The adoptions department sent this note: “Pongo went home with a delightful family. The couple was so nice and thoughtful they called each day after they met him to see if we had decided who would be taking Pongo home. They went on a shopping spree at our store and left with armfuls of toys and supplies. Our little Pongo would not stop licking the woman. We felt like he was saying “thank you for giving me a forever family”. They promised to send lots of updates which we all look forward to reading.”
Pongo’s littermates are still healing and the Helen Woodward rescue hopes that they become available for adoption in the weeks ahead.
For more information, please contact the Adoptions Department at: 858-756-4117 ext. 1, visit www.animalcenter.org or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.
For more information about Pongo go to: http://www.examiner.com/article/a-sad-case-of-canine-abuse-you-can-help