Unfortunately, there are way too many animals out there that are homeless, starving, and dying. This is why it's so important to adopt animals into our families. This teenager saw a starving puppy while on a trip to Jamaica with her family, and instead of turning a blind eye, she went to great lengths to make sure that he was taken care of.
It was December of 2017, and 17-year-old Elliot Sherin was on a family vacation in Jamaica.
They were on a cruise vacation and were doing all kinds of different activities. They were planning on riding horses on the beach, but when they arrived at the ranch, their plans quickly changed.
When Elliot arrived at the ranch, she noticed something that made her heart sink.
There was a pack of homeless dogs wandering all over the ranch! And the very last one in line just so happened to be a small, starving puppy. Elliot couldn't believe what she was seeing!
Elliot immediately became attached to the little pup, who appeared to be just a few months old.
He was obviously hungry so Elliot gave him a little bit of food. After spending a little bit of time with the pup, Elliot decided to give him the name Kingston.
Elliot knew that she needed to do something to help the pup, but he was extremely skittish.
“The rest of the dogs walked right up to us looking for food. But he was very scared. He wouldn’t let us get near him. All I could think of was, ‘How am I going to get him out of here?’” said Elliot in an interview with The Dodo.
Once Elliot made her way back to the cruise ship, she started doing a bit of research.
She wanted to bring Kingston to her home in Seattle, but she had no clue how she was going to get it done. That was when Elliot began to contact local animal shelters to see if anyone was willing to help.
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