How a Stolen Piece of Pizza Led to the Rescue of Puppies

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Published: June 13, 2018
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When a group of friends in East Palo Alto, California, stopped to share a pizza, they did not expect a four-legged guest to sneak a piece.

Realizing that the stray dog must have been super hungry to walk up to a group of strangers and steal a piece of pepperoni pizza, the group of friends called the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA. When rescuers arrived, they not only found a hungry and very scruffy little pup, but also six little puppies.

Buffy Martin Tarbox, a spokeswoman for the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, explains to Mercury News, “This poor little dog was struggling to survive on her own, eating whatever scraps of food she could find and trying to take care of her babies.” So the rescuers collected the mom and her puppies and brought them to the safety.

They quickly found an adoring foster parent, who decided the rescue dog and her rescue puppies all deserve regal and distinguished names. The mother dog is now named Queen Elizabeth (or Lizzy, for short), and the six puppies have been christened William, Harry, Duchess Kate, Lady Di, Charlotte and Meghan.

The puppies have all grown to be healthy and strong, and are currently ready for adoption. While one has already been adopted, Queen Elizabeth and the other five pizza rescue puppies are still awaiting their furever homes.

According to Mercury News, “Anyone interested in meeting the mom and the puppies can visit the center at 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame or call at 650-340-7022. The shelter is open for adoptions 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Potential adopters should arrive at least an hour before closing time to complete an adoption.”

Image via CBS SF

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