A little, white Chihuahua, named Paloma – which means dove in Spanish – would be dead today if not for a little girl’s desperate plea for help from animal rescuer, Maria Miranda Solis. Today, Paloma is safe and sound. Original article here.
Crossing Guardians agreed to both sponsor her full vet care and place her in a forever home, or with a reputable rescue. After being vetted in Tecate – where Solis resides – she was transported to Tijuana where she was sterilized by Dr. Juan, with Goumao Veterinia.
Paloma at the vet in Tecate
Crossing Guardians then reached out to Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego (“CRSD”). Thankfully, CRSD agreed to take in the emaciated little girl, just as they have a multitude of other forlorn critters who came before her. CRSD is a reputable, well-established organization that:
is dedicated to rescuing and caring for homeless, abandoned and injured Chihuahuas. We provide medical attention, loving foster homes and adoption counseling in an effort to find our adoptable dogs the most suitable forever homes.
Before being crossed stateside and awaiting (and after) sterilization in Tijuana, Paloma was safe at a wonderful facility owned by David Baleras. Balderas also transported her to the border to meet with one of Crossing Guardians‘ Tijuana rescue partners, Erika Ivett, who crossed her state-side. Logistics can be very complicated in getting a rescued animal to its destination, especially from Tecate, Mex. There are several legs to their journey to get them stateside.
Paloma in the arms of Erika Ivett on her way into the U.S.
Crossing Guardians then transported Paloma to her foster mama, Lynn McCoy, whose office was already set up, not only to receive Paloma, but for another senior Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix. The old-timer had his own very sad story. He was found cuddled next to his deceased human mom.
McCoy said her office was set up for animals. Indeed, there were doggie beds on the floor throughout the office, as well as warm blankies and doggie toys. To say this is a pet-friendly office would be an understatement. This was a pet-lovers’ dream office.
Senior Pom-Chi mix rescued by CRSD
Paloma’s story began with a little girl having to make the heartbreaking decision to part with her beloved dog to save her from being drowned in a bucket by her monster – umm, mother. This is a dilemma no child should face. Due to her selfless act, Paloma is safe and will be placed with a family who will love and cherish her for the rest of her days.