Rico’s Mom Christine writes “Rico came to our family when we least expected it. Our 17 year old Cocker Spaniel, Brownie passed away in June of 2006 and my family couldn’t imagine going through another loss with a pet. However, that all changed when my family and I went to visit relatives in Puerto Rico. The number of strays and abandoned pets in Puerto Rico unfortunately, has been growing at an uncontrollable rate. My family and I witnessed this first hand when a stray had a litter of puppies on my Aunt’s property.
Knowing the probable fate of these beautiful and healthy 6 mixed puppies, friends and family came to action by unofficially adopting the puppies and their mother. I couldn’t leave the Island without becoming part of the effort and bringing one back to our home in Wesley Chapel. Rico (named after the Island) has now been a member of the family for almost 6 months. He has brought an immense amount of energy, happiness and laughter to our home. Part Jack Russell Terrier, part Chihuahua and part unknown, he has learned commands quickly and will do just about anything for a tasty treat. He loves to play soccer in the backyard as he defends and chases the ball back and fourth. When he’s not chasing a soccer ball twice his size, or watching cars, bicyclists and birds pass by; he gets a thrill from weaving as fast as he can under each piece of living room furniture during his high energy spurts.
He is our protector, our baby, our joy…he’s our little piece of Puerto Rico.” You can find out more about how to help Puerto Rican strays, known as “Satos” at http://www.saveasato.rog
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