Teen Raises Money To Save Starving Puppy In Jamaica, Then Flies Him To US.
After a few calls, Elliot found a shelter who was able to help her and Kingston out.
Animal House Jamaica explained that if Elliot was able to help with the cost, then they would care for Kingston until he was well enough to travel to Seattle. After she found out that they would give him veterinary care, food, and shelter, she spoke to her parents.
While Elliot was talking to her parents, the people from The Animal House Jamaica brought Kingston to their shelter.
“He was really malnourished, covered in cuts and scrapes and had heartworms. He was with the rescue until February just getting healthy enough to fly," explained Elliot.
Fortunately, Elliot's parents said that if she found a way to raise the money to bring Kingston to Seattle, then she could keep him, so she got to work.
Elliot made a GoFundMe account and quickly raised enough money to bring Kingston home. In February 2018, Kingston landed safely in Seattle.
“We got to the airport where he was waiting with all the other pets who had flown in."
"They lifted up the garage door and I saw him sitting in his crate … and I just cried. He was here, after everybody laughed at me for being a kid and trying to set all of this up on my own. He was home and he was so beautiful," said Elliot.
Elliot was a bit nervous that Kingston wasn't going to do well in his new home, but Kingston fit in just fine.
He immediately became friends with Bentley, the other dog in the home. Bentley was older than Elliot, so he took it upon himself to show the pup the ropes. It seems like everyone was more than happy to have Kingston home!
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