We have amazing news! Vanda Hale will be adopting Benito next month! She has been following his story for quite some time now and has fallen in love with him.
Vanda rescued a dog name Nikko 4 years ago from the streets of Centro, Cartagena and he recently passed away. She has been looking to adopt again and Beni stole her heart (mine too)! We are working hard on getting him healthy and ready for his big flight home.
Vanda, you have an amazing heart. Cartagena Paws wants to thank you for never giving up and giving another one of our Colombian dogs a second chance at life!
Lots of people have been asking about our sweet Abrianna! She is doing just great with Sabina Keif her amazing family! She is very attached to them and hasn’t lost her obsession with getting cozy! One of Abri’s boys, Tony recently celebrated his 1st birthday with his family on Valentines day! Happy First Birthday Tony!!!! (Abrianna must be one proud mom) Thank your Suzy Doane for being so wonderful to him! Thank you Nico Rodriguez and Carolina M. Eldridge for everything you did for him!
Romeo was received by FRAD from a family that couldn’t take care of him. He had developed a severe eye infection and almost lost his eye. Luckily, Dr. Ingrid saved the eye and Romeo is on the road to a full recovery! However, because Romeo was susceptible to skin infections, he wasn’t doing well in the general population at FRAD. So we managed to get him into a foster care situation and treated the skin condition. He’s still recovering a little, but we are so excited to say that as of this post, he’s in the States in foster care there getting ready for adoption with one of our volunteers and doing wonderfully!!
On February 6th, CTGP rescued two very small pups. They both were dehydrated and emaciated, and suffered from parasites. Sadly the little male passed away in Maureen’s arms on the way to the clinic, but his sister made it all the way. She wouldn’t leave his side at first. She was named Bella by her sponsor, Lucy. Bella had a very rough time. Gratefully she was heart-worm and distemper free, but she was oh so weak. On February 11 Bella had a particularly bad night and we almost lost her. But she survived and it proved to be her turning point. She’s eating like a champ, putting on weight, and playing like a normal healthy puppy! Bella’s sponsor will also be her new Mommy! Congratulations Bella and Lucy!
UPDATE: We just went back and rescued Bella's three sisters- Charlotte, Eloise, and Harper. We will share more about these sweet girls in next month's newsletter!
While on her vacation, Tina Cooley found and rescued Snickers in Chambacu, Cartagena. He had a
terrible skin infection called mange. Additionally he had an umbilical cord hernia. He was starving,
scared, and like so so many others, completely alone. But oh he could eat! He had some energy and
craved getting love! Unfortunately after his rescue he sustained a dislocated paw bone while at the vet's office. But that was set, he was neutered and his hernia repaired. His skin looks so much better and HE’S GOING HOME! Thank you Meredith Quinn for adopting Snickers! Meredith is also responsible for finding and helping Benito, who is also featured this month.