She alters her future forever when she falls in love with a starving, malnourished dog that is destitute and malformed.

Thousands of puppies are abandoned every day by unconscious people, leaving them abandoned and vulnerable to abuse. Fortunately, a young woman decided to save the life of an abandoned malnourished puppy.

Elliot Sherin is a 17-year-old girl living in Washington, USA, she went on a cruise with her family. Between vacations, determined to live new experiences, they go to a ranch for horseback riding and it is in that exact place that the young woman falls in love with a stray puppy.

The first thing they see when they arrive at the farm is a pack of abandoned dogs, but none of them attract Elliot’s attention, only one puppy soon gets scared and isolated from the others. other, covered in mud with feet bent forward, wounds all over the snout and in unfortunate malnourishment.

Sherin, realizing the dog’s condition, immediately decided that she should take it with her , but first she had to arrange everything to be able to do so. When she returned to the cruise ship, the young girl recounted her decision to her parents, who at first disagreed with her plan, but only later accepted it if she paid all the costs that she had. the rescue will have to bear.

With the idea already in mind, Elliot contacted Animal House Jamaica to help her save the life of Kingston, the name of which the dog was christened. Reaching an agreement with the rescuers in the group, they informed her that they would assist her only if the farm staff caught the dog and transferred it to their support center.

Fortunately, the farm workers did their part after the young woman insisted for three weeks. Kingston was safe in the shelter, where he was well cared for by lifeguards and veterinarians , and all of this was thanks to this woman’s perseverance and struggle.

“ At first, people weren’t very interested in helping me. I went back home, but she insisted. When they tried to rescue him, he was actually malnourished and mistreated. Veterinarians said his bow legs were due to a lack of calcium due to lack of proper diet. We had to leave him in the bunker for a few months so that he was healthy enough to fly ,” Sherin said.

Due to the calcium deficiency affecting his motor area, the Kingston family must be mindful of his recovery, as if it does not progress, he will have to use assistive orthopedic devices.

Fulfilling her responsibility, the young girl organized an online fundraiser , calling for donations to help Kingston and thereby save her life. Managing to raise about $900, he was able to cover the trip to the puppy’s new home and donate the rest of the money to the rescue center , as a way of thanking him for all the care they gave their friend.

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When Kingston got home, the family was nervous about what their attitudes would be like through this new life. Fortunately, the canine arrived in great shape, ready to be showered with love and attention, and to share his new home with his older brother Bentley, a 6-year-old Labrador.

The dog is currently 8 months old. He lives a great life with his family, napping on the couch or snuggled up with his owners and playing in the dog park and eating all the treats he wants. He is healthy thanks to all the care that Elliot and his parents have given him.

“You could tell that he was so hungry for attention. He just wanted someone to love him and relate to him. Kingston opened my eyes to so many things. I am grateful and so is he,” Elliot said.

If you want to see Kingston’s daily adventures, you can follow him on his Instagram account . The story of this puppy reminds us of a kitten that was rescued by a vacationer on the island of Zakynthos, Greece.

This is how Kingston currently spends its days with its owners

The life of this dog is not easy at all. How brave and persistent this young woman was in fighting to give this puppy another chance! We hope actions like this will create more awareness in our community.

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