Not just an average adoption at the SPCA Serving Erie County

12 year old "Shakira" finds her forever home

Susan Rose
February 11, 2019 - 3:40 pm

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West Seneca, N.Y. (Susan Rose, WBEN) - Gina Browning knew it was a "big ask".  But the Chief Communications Officer for the SPCA of Erie County knew she had to take a chance. 

The SPCA received a 100 pound, 12 year old Cane Corso last week.  She came from a breeding mill and was simply tired. 

"Shakira is exhausted," Browning told us on Friday.  "She is just looking to live out the rest of her life in a home filled with love". 

The SPCA has a regular "newshound" segment on Friday mornings on WBEN to find a forever home for a dog every week. 

"Of course we will do everything possible to find her a home," said Browning.  "There are people in this community who have hearts for a dog in this kind of situation".

The angels in this case came forward on Monday. 

Jeremy from Clarence Center fell in love with Shakira during a visit to the Harlem Rd shelter.

Her adoption fee had already been paid by anonymous donor who wanted to help Shakira find a home.  That generosity is not unique.  It's a form of "paying it forward" by animal lovers who don't have room for another pet, but have the resources to help make the decision easier for someone else.

Browing said in Shakira's short time with the SPCA she had enough fans to start her own fan club!

If you see a beautiful Cane Corso in Clarence Center, be sure to say hello!

It's not going unnoticed that Shakira was adopted during Valentine's week, thanks to Jeremy.

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