Pet of the Week: The Inspiring Story of Gadget, the Rescue Dog Saved from the Streets of Aruba
The story of gadget begins in Brooklyn, New York, where a couple recently experienced the sad loss of their first furry friend Tembo. And to fill the void in their hearts, they decided to bring a new pet into their lives, with the help of Cunucu Dog Rescue, an organization that connects Aruban dogs to their new forever home.
Aruba currently has an estimated 25,000 stray dogs living in difficult situations. And while some dogs are very lucky and find a home, others are euthanized for lack of spaying.
Gadget was able to find loving owners and now has a happy life in New York City. “She’s very curious and always solves minor crimes, just like Inspector Gadget. She is a mutt – she was found about a year old with a lot of mange, so she had virtually no hair,” their owners explained to the dog.
They also revealed that they knew right away that they wanted to help Gadget. “My partner and I went to Aruba after we lost our first Cunucu, Tembo, and we teamed up with the Crijojo Trappers. The trappers had just found her, so we went to their house and were like, ‘This is our dog.’”
the dog is known for sharing adorable photos of pets, describing their life stories, and helping with donations for animals in need.
“The Cunucu Dog Rescue is one of our three recipients of The Dogist Fund this year, and we hope to raise $20,000 this month to support the amazing, life-saving rescue work they are doing,” they wrote on Instagram, explaining that their “The team is planning an international trip to Aruba at the end of the month and all donations will go towards providing supplies and resources.”