Ana is an Associate Editor who loves animals and food. A good taco and a snuggle with her dogs is all she needs.
Far too many animals wind up in animal shelters all across the country.
Roughly 3.9 million dogs enter the shelter system every year, according to the ASPCA.
Over 1 million of those dogs are then euthanized.
Not every dog in a shelter is there because of malicious reasons. Dogs run away and their owners are terrified and unable to find them right away. Many times, dogs can be reunited with their owners at the shelter.
Shelter workers at Downey Animal Care Center thought this would happen to Zuzu. The German shepherd mix ended up in the shelter after a neighbor called animal control.
One day, while outside during adoptions, Zuzu spotted a family beyond the fence.
She instantly recognized them as her family and her happiness was abundant. She was going home! Except, that isn’t what happened.