A happy note to all of those who helped us tell Pongo’s story last week!
You may remember that 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.
Yesterday, Pongo went home with his new family, Colleen Lanin and Phil Grossfield, their two children and their senior rescue dog and senior rescue cat. The San Diego family are dedicated animal rescue adopters. We received quite a number of applications but ultimately the Grossfield family was the perfect fit for 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.”
We are sending loving thoughts to the remaining puppies as they continue their healing and hope they become available for adoption in the weeks ahead.
–Helen Woodward Animal Center