Puppy that was dumped at animal shelter in cereal box, covered in fleas gets new home after 20 families show up to adopt it
Photos of the white pooch went viral on Twitter after she had been abandoned inside a Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries box at the shelter last week
A tiny puppy that was dropped off at an animal shelter in a cereal box and was covered in fleas now has a new and loving home.
Around 20 families showed up to Riverside County Animal Services’ Jurupa Valley shelter wanting to adopt 9-week-old Razz Berry.
Pictures of the white pooch inside a Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries box went viral on Twitter. She had been abandoned at the Bryant Park in Riverside last week.
Since the demand for little Razz Berry was so high, the Riverside County Animal Services "conducted a ‘lottery’ to make it fair for all that showed up to adopt."
The shelter to YouTube to share a video which documented the pup's adoption, as reported by PEOPLE.
After everyone had picked their lottery tickets, it was revealed that the Sheets family—Hayden, Teresa and James—would be the lucky family that gets Razz Berry.
The family had been fortunate to select the highest number out of 100: 92.
The moment was very emotional for Teresa who had tearfully revealed that the family's beloved Puggle named Ginger had passed away on the same day that they saw Razz Berry's picture.
Teresa said, "I saw it the day we lost Ginger, and I was like, 'Oh it’s too soon'."
Getting Razz Berry has been very special for the family as they were looking for a dog that they could name Salt as they currently have a Maltese Yorkshire Terrier mix named Pepper.
About adopting Razz Berry, James shared, "It just all happened, I don’t know how this happened."
Teresa revealed that the family will probably be keeping Razz Berry's name as is.
"Ginger, we adopted her when she was 1 and the other family named her Ginger, so we were like, ‘Well, that’s her name'."