Tiny survivor pooch left behind in foreclosed home a year ago

Far from the glitzy high rise apartments and glamorous shops of Miami, Florida a tiny survivor pooch scavenged for food.  Just a year ago, she had been left behind by her owners.  In a “not so nice neighborhood,” her family  packed up some of their furniture, their clothes and whatever they could salvage and abandoned their home in the final stage of foreclosure. Yet, sometimes banks don’t act quickly, and perhaps no one noticed the frightened little terrier and her wide, sorrowful eyes waiting  outside day after day – hoping her family would come back for her.

And as the days and months slowly marched on, the little dog continued to fend for herself and ate scraps of food from the kind people who felt sorry for her. Matted and filthy, no one seemed to care, and by then the little dog knew she had been betrayed and abandoned.


On Friday afternoon, the little survivor’s life changed.

“Safe, thanks to Gloria Cabal and Isabel Zapata. She will get a good meal and intense grooming tonight and will be headed to our vet Crossroads Animal Hospital at Kendall tomorrow for full exam and vetting. We don’t know what we will encounter but we will make sure that he/she gets whatever is needed,” Ana Lopez Garay, vice president at Paw Patrol Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

Posted by Ana Lopez Garay on Friday, January 12, 2018


Named Zoe, (Greek for fighter) this survivor will never be abandoned again. Follow her Facebook page here. To donate to the recovery effort of this poor abandoned pup, you can do so by calling Crossroads Animal Hospital 305-279-2000 or through PayPal.me/pparas.


Posted by Ana Lopez Garay on Friday, January 12, 2018

Updates to follow.

(Photos and videos of survivor pooch Ana Lopez Garay)

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10 replies
  1. Helen says:

    It’s always break my heart when I see an abandoned dog. Happy she was rescued and hopefully a loving family will give her a forever home. I hope the bastard who abandoned this small pup have a miserable life.

  2. Pamela Garlisch says:

    It took people A YEAR??????? They were feeding her for A YEAR?????? What is the matter with people? Get involved, DO SOMETHING besides feed her!

  3. Bunny Peters says:

    I can’t understand how anyone could abandon such a precious little treasure…..

    If she were in Northern California, I would adopt her in a heartbeat…… she looks absolutely precious and would be loved in our home…….

    Her former so called family members all have reserved spots in Hell where they will burn forever for their cruelty……. Hope they all get there ASAP after miserable existences and suffering painful, awful deaths alone and afraid…….

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    This site expects those that comment on the cruelty inflicted on innocent animals to be polite I find it extremely difficult to not express my anger in explicit and nasty terms as in this case. Anyone who does what these hunks of sewer sludge did do not deserve polite – what they did was so cruel and unnecessary there are no polite terms for them. They should be caught, arrested, and punished for their actions. Personally, they deserve to be hogtied and dumped in the nearest landfill and left – just like they did to an innocent animal. So glad he was rescued and hopefully will get the safe loving home he never had.

    • Cheryl Hanna says:

      It is preferred anyone commenting remains civil. As a rule, the only comments that are not approved by the administrator are those comments making unacceptable references to race, religion or nationality. I hope you understand.


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