Stray Dog Collapses When Someone Finally Comes To Help Her

A dog now named Gaia is lucky to be alive. Tania Cappelluti was out driving in Costa Rica in February when she first saw a little stray dog on the side of the road.

Cappelluti, who runs a yoga retreat, is also a founding member of Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue, so she naturally pulled the car over immediately to help the stray dog.

“When I jumped out of the car to check on her she immediately fell on the ground and started crying,” Cappelluti wrote on Facebook.

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Gaia probably knew how badly she needed help. “She was covered in fleas and ticks and was extremely dehydrated,” Cappelluti wrote. “But the sweetest soul.”

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“We gave her water and a bit of food,” Cappelluti wrote. “She could hardly hold herself up.”

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With a little care, Gaia was already quite transformed. And Cappelluti got to work trying to place Gaia in a loving home.

Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue works with other animal rescue organizations through word of mouth and social media to help animals in need all across Costa Rica.

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Cappelluti found a temporary home for Gaia, thanks to help from from Osa Peninsula Rescue & Adoptions. Gaia went to Devon Storayn at Finca Morpho, a community farm, while she waited for her forever home.

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And soon enough, someone fell in love with Gaia.

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“Gaia found an excellent home in Puerto Jimenez,” Cappelluti wrote. “She lives with a lovely lady from France in a beautiful cool house and already knows how to give high fives!”

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