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Nina, a five-year-old shih tzu, was roaming around the subdivision, apparently lost.
“We informed the homeowners’ association about Nina and kept her safe for a few days and waited for someone to claim. Unfortunately, no one came to get her, “ says rescuer and new owner Zaida A. Roman.
“So our family decided to give her a furever home and a loving family, “ Zaida adds.
“Nina loves morning walks, eating, and the best part of her day is cuddling and belly rubs from her hoomans. She sleeps on our bed and loves it when she is being pampered like a baby, “ Zaida shares.
Chen was only one year old when Paula Diana A. Domingo decided to adopt her.
The co-worker of Paula’s father tried to abandon Chen in different places far from the owner’s house many times.
But Chen always returned.
“They do not know why she wouldn’t leave and how she was able to return, “ Paula says.
“My father told us she is very sweet. I asked our parents if we could take her in. They agreed,“ Paula adds.
Paula’s family loves cats. Her mother would always look for food to give to stray cats while they were walking on the streets. Their neighbors would also bring kittens to their house and their parents would adopt the kittens.
Paula and her brother grew up seeing their parents loving and caring for cats, thus she and her brother became cat lovers too.
They took in Chen because of her situation despite the fact they already had many cats and dogs to care for then.
Today, Chen is already eight (8) years old and she sleeps with Paula.
“She is indeed very sweet, While I was doing my assignment when I was about 13 years old, she would stay up and watch over me. She is very protective, “ Paula says.
“Now I know why she kept going back to the place of her former owner. She probably knew there’s a forever home for her, and a family who will take her in. And that’s us. I am glad my parents adopted her seven years ago. She is like my baby and I love her very much, “ Paula, now 20, says
Editor's note: These stories were compiled by admin Miks Lim of Save Animals of Love and Light (Save ALL), a SEC-registered animal welfare group that helps animals in need, and encourages and promotes responsible pet ownership, adoption of rescued dogs and cats from fosters, shelters and pounds, and spaying and neutering of pets to control animal population in the country, among others.