In honor of CAPE's 25 year anniversary join us in another walk down Memory Lane as we check in with Sadie, a dog who CAPE found a loving home for so many years ago...
Many years ago CAPE heard about a dog referred to as “the mac & cheese dog.” We learned that for five years this small black dog had been living under the bushes along a road median in Watsonville, CA. A kind-hearted woman took pity on the dog and started feeding her macaroni and cheese. Her husband would not allow the dog inside their house, so the “mac & cheese dog” did her best to survive outside alone.
At last she was brought to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter then placed into a loving CAPE foster home. Today, many years later, Sadie lives with a wonderful family who dotes on her every need. They tell us, “Sadie made her way
into our home and hearts. She has blossomed into our ‘little gnome’ who gathers her blankets and tennis balls like a squirrel preparing for winter!”
It is clear that Sadie knows to cherish the people and things she once never had. Lucky, lucky ,sweet girl!
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.
“Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace."
~Dr. Albert Schweitzer