Each and every trip to Mexico changes lives…The lives of the precious dogs we save; the lives of the people we work with in Mexico; the lives of the people who adopt the dogs; and our lives change each time we are able to help implement education and humane rescue management working from the fundamental level of hope, love & compassion. Take Ellie for instance – she was starving & unwanted on the busy streets of Mexico.
When CWOB found her, she was living next to an abandoned car in filth and guarding her mother – who had recently passed away. Stories like this are not easy to hear but feeling the outcome makes them worthwhile…Ellie lives for the moments she has now, which are surrounded in absolute love. This beautiful girl is not only wanted; she is treasured, adored & cherished by her loving family!
In mid 2004, Ellie (and a small group of precious dogs rescued from Mexico) were brought by CWOB to the loving folks at CAPE and found forever homes.
Here’s what Ann has to say about adopting Ellie…”CAPE actually had a cockapoo in mind for us, but Ellie jumped in our daughter’s lap. She has never been a “lap dog” so she definitely chose us! I work at home so she spends her day on a bed in my office but also enjoys several other beds throughout the house….We walk every day at Seacliff beach and often get stopped by children who want to pet her or curious folks who wonder what her breed is. I always reply “purebred Mexican street dog!” The best kind, no doubt!”
We connect with Ellie’s hope for a life filled with love…It changes us – changes our lives. And knowing how treasured this darling girl is – all because she was given a second chance for a new beginning fills us with even greater hope! It makes our hearts smile!
We are forever grateful to Ann & family for giving Ellie all the love & happiness & joy in the world!
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Written by: Angelina Martin
Photos by: Ann Duncan Fitts.