Lost Pup Thinks Her Family Is Back To Fetch Her But They Want Another Dog Instead

Zuzu is an adorable dog who recently underwent a traumatic experience. The two-year-old puppy had been living with a family in California with her biological father, who recently passed away.


Source : Downey Animal Care Center

His death affected Zuzu very deeply and she was profoundly sad. She recently escaped from her home by jumping over the fence and the neighbors called the Downey Animal Care Center, believing the puppy to be a stray.


Source : Downey Animal Care Center

A few days after Zuzu's arrival at the shelter, one of the volunteers noticed her suddenly jumping for joy when she spotted a group of visitors arriving. She told BuzzFeed:

She lit up like a Christmas tree. She looked like the happiest dog.

"It was obvious the dog knew them", said Janay Lara, another volunteer. The group of people was, in fact, Zuzu's family.When she saw them approaching the pup, touching her and talking to her, Desi Lara understood that they would take her home with them again. The shelter was having an open day to encourage adoption.

Update:We would like to report the happy ending that a rescue has agreed to take Zuzu and she will be leaving Downey on Friday, which is the first day that she is legally allowed to be adopted. ?Doing Dog Intros we got inurrupted by a distracted and overly excited Zuzu.With her fast wagging tail seeing her owners Zuzu lite up like a Christmas Tree. She looked like the happiest dog. Yeah, she's going home.But No. Talking to her owners they told me they were not here to reclaim her, they were getting another dog. ?Zuzu's father another GSD had just passed away and Zuzu was crying and heartbroken. She escaped her family's yard and hopped the wall and got into her neighbors yard. The unhappy neighbor called Animal control and she ended up here.And her owners were going to let her stay here.Their reason was because she was crying and sad since her father passed away. She wasn't a happy dog anymore. ?Their solutions for her unhappiness was just leaving her here! And go get another dog.Glad she's here now. That's not love for her.She was re-named Zuzu! After the daughter in the movie It's a Wonderful Life. Why, because we are going to post, tag and share her and give her a New life. A wonderful life!Notes: She's good with dogs and kids.We adore her. Her Shelter Me Profile will be up soon.Let's give her a Wonderful Life! ? Let's get her into the perfect home please.Zuzu #A5014556Currently being cared for by Shelter Staff and Volunteers @ Downey Animal Care and Control11258 Garfield Ave, Downey, CA 90242Posted by Desi Lara on Sunday, November 27, 2016

However, when the volunteer asked them if they had come to get Zuzu back, they informed her that they were, in fact, there to get another dog instead. Desi explained:

Their reason was because she was crying and sad since her father passed away. She wasn’t a happy dog anymore. Their solution for her unhappiness was just leaving her here. And [to] go get another dog.

So Desi, disgusted by this incomprehensible attitude, decided she was going to do everything in her power to find Zuzu a great home.Luckily, the message quickly went viral on Facebook, creating outrage amongst animal lovers. And the very next day, another association offered to take up Zuzu and find her an "exceptional home".

Here is an update on Zuzu, the two year old Shepherd mix who was brought to the Downey Shelter. According to some...Posted by Downey Animal Care Center on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In a message published this morning, November 30, the shelter shared the good news and confirmed that the puppy will leave the shelter on December 2 for her new home, as soon as the papers are finalised.In order to get updates on Zuzu, follow the Facebook page of the Downey Animal Care Center.


Source : Downey Animal Care Center

Abandonment is an act of cruelty and to find out more about the punishment related to animal cruelty in each state in the U.S. and Canada, visit the Animal Legal Defense Fund's website.With Christmas coming up, it's important to consider the commitment you make when adopting a pet or giving one as a gift. Around this time of year, there are many abandonments and the ASPCA or RSPCA can help you with adopting a pup that has been left behind.

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