Social media has allowed us to reconnect with long lost loved ones more easily than ever before. But Jada, an 11-year-old pitbull, has an adoption story unlike any other you’ve heard, and it’s all thanks to Facebook.
About a year ago, Jada was given up to a municipal shelter when one of her owners passed away suddenly. It was a decision that the family regretted. They continued to monitor Jada’s journey, but when that shelter shut down due to financial reasons, the family believed Jada was put to sleep. (Euthanasia is typically how pitbull breeds in these types of situations are dealt with.)
What the family didn’t know was that the Northshore Humane Society (NHS) – a no-kill rescue in Covington, Los Angeles – rescued sweet Jada and five other pets, placing them into their adoption program.
NHS posted a video plea to Facebook viewers to adopt Jada, who wasn’t adjusting well to shelter life. Jada needed a family. But who would adopt a senior pitbull?
After having received over 30,000 views, the extended family of Jada’s original owners saw the video and were shocked beyond belief! Danielle Bondi, the daughter-in-law of the original owner, “couldn’t believe it. Jada was alive! We were shocked when my mother-in-law gave her up and it’s been heavy on our hearts ever since. My father-in-law died and that dog meant the world to him.”
Now, thanks to social media, Bondi, her husband, and their 10-year-old daughter call Jada their own.
“The power of social media is unreal and it continues to amaze us everyday,” says Susie Kaznowitz, the Director of Marketing at Northshore Humane Society.