In honor of the thousands of animals CAPE has rescued over the past 25 years, we checked in with several past CAPE dog adopters to see how life is for their families. Each few days, we will bring you a new story and update. Walk with us down memory lane as we bring you the story of Oscar, now Piggy.
Oscar aka Piggy: From Trash Can to Comfy Couch
When Anna Roton and her family adopted a small boy from Korea, the child was horrified when he first laid eyes on their dog Piggy. Anna explained, “Our little boy had never interacted with dogs before, but Piggy calmly won him over.”
Five years ago, Piggy, aka Oscar, was the victim of abandonment. Someone had heartlessly dumped him into a garbage can at Pinto Lake in Watsonville. Luckily he was rescued and placed into a CAPE foster home with Anna and her family. It didn’t take long for them to realize Piggy had found his forever home.
While Piggy was being neutered, the veterinarian discovered he had a grade four heart murmur. Anna says, “He is on medication for his heart and is doing so well!”
Since that horrible day when he was tossed away like a bag of trash, Piggy has shown himself to be a little love bug. He gives kisses liberally, loves children and is especially attached to his fellow dog family member, Vinnie.
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