Like a bag filled with fast food trash, a small dog and her puppy were tossed from the window of a moving car. When the car was long gone, the mother dog remained on the side of the road, not daring to leave in case her puppy should wake up.
Santa Cruz County Animal Control discovered why the mother dog did not run away. She was not willing to leave the side of her dead puppy.
CAPE brought the mother dog, now named Beverly, into a foster home where she was enveloped in love and comfort. Her traumatic story appeared in both television and print news. People were outraged over the heartless act that killed Beverly’s puppy. Offers to adopt Beverly poured into the CAPE office.
The day of her adoption to Monterey resident Paul Bennett, Beverly was composed and curious. Her new canine family member, 15 year old Dobby, excitedly welcomed Beverly, renamed Olivia, into their home.
Paul says, “Since her arrival I have suffered the loss of both my father and my partner. These dogs kept me going and helped me get through this difficult time. Olivia is fully adjusted and keeps Dobby going strong. He is now 17 and thriving thanks to her.”
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