A 92-year-old woman was forced to put her senior dog into a shelter after her care facility wouldn’t allow dogs.
The woman had to undergo surgery before entering the facility and had to say goodbye to her best friend of so many years. The 12-year-old Chihuahua mix, named Sir Blacky, was put into the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California.
But there is good news to this story…Sir Blacky’s story took a positive turn!
Volunteers at the animal shelter posted about Sir Blacky’s story and it went completely viral being shared over 20,000 times.
After only staying in the shelter for one night, Sir Blacky had tons of people wanting to adopt him.
Donna Ortiz formally “adopted” Sir Blacky. Although she prefers to saying she is fostering the dog and plans on reuniting Sir Blacky with his owner for visits: “It sounds like she’s just going to the nursing home to rehabilitate,” Ortiz says. “My thing would be, if it’s possible, to reunite her with him.”