The Pup from Puerto Rico
Hi, I’m Zora and I arrived two weeks ago from my birthplace, Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
It’s been quite a dramatic journey getting me to my new home. I don’t know where I was born but shortly after birth my mom, myself, sister and 2 brothers were abandoned outside a police station. Volunteers from the Global United Foundation heard we needed help and came to rescue us but they were too late, we had already been taken by animal control which meant we would soon be euthanized. After 24 hours of searching the volunteers found us and sprung us from Animal Control and brought us to their homes and took care of us. They cared for us until we were healthy, vaccinated and big enough to find our forever families.
The Global United volunteers in Puerto Rico worked with Stray from the Heart Rescue in New Jersey who helped get us adopted. My two brothers left first, Anderson went to Canada and Vidal is currently being fostered in NJ.
My sister Mindy and I (originally named Sarah now known as Zora) went to the airport twice and each time were told at the last minute that the temperature was too high for us to be allowed to travel.
It was determined we would need to fly on a different airline that routed through New York but that ticket cost a lot of money. Global United Foundation was determined to get us to our new homes.
Another fundraiser was held and enough money was raised for our tickets. Mindy now lives in Long Island and l landed in Somerville, MA.
The plane ride was scary and I am often shy with so many new things to learn and experience. My mom takes me to work with her every day and I have a new dog best friend that is teaching me how to gain confidence.
Coincidently, Mindy lives only 20 minutes away from my new family. She came to meet me last week and took all of these beautiful photos so I could share my happy tale.
They will use 100% of the money to support their group of volunteers in Puerto Rico who have been helping the stray population, domestic animals and communities with food and necessities since October 2017. You can read more about Zoro’s story in their local newspaper The Somerville Weekly News.
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