A few weeks ago, in May, a group of four Spaniel-blend puppies, then about five weeks old were discovered by animal advocates in the garbage, hungry and mutilated. Most of the puppies are still recovering from this trauma; rehabilitating at Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California where they are now safe and well cared for.
One particular puppy, Pongo, raced to recover so that he could discover for himself if all people were as cruel as his uncaring breeders or if there were some people out there willing to love him although he looked different from other dogs out there. Pongo has his answer! He has been adopted!
Pongo is thrilled to be snuggled and cuddled by his new family; a group of four that looks upon this puppy as though he was the most beautiful dog in the entire world. Pongo finally has his happy ending!
Pongo’s three siblings are still recuperating after their tragic beginning, being mutilated and then left for dead in a dumpster in Chula Vista. The way that their ears had been cruelly hacked off could have surely caused their demise – especially considering that they were left in a filthy garbage container; the infection could have been life-threatening. They are hanging in there, though!
Although Pongo suffered the same cruelty, he went home with his new family, Colleen Lanin and Phil Grossfield, their two children and their senior rescue dog and senior rescue cat on Wednesday, September 4th. He is lucky to have found such a loving home with a loving family that is dedicated animal rescue adopters. The Grossfield family is just perfect for a doggie that could use a little of their lovin’.
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 is hoping that his siblings will be as lucky. They are continuing to heal and will hopefully be available for adoption as well in the coming weeks. 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.