By Nancy Phelan/Founder of Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point Inc.

Dec 3, 2015 by Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point

ginny1Nancy and “The Gang” would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year!
Many wonderful events have occurred this past year and we are looking forward to more of the same in 2016. A BIG Thank You to all of you that helped over the years and allowed us to continue the good work for the animals of Puerto Peñasco. Remember that we are a 501©3 non-profit Corporation and your donations are a tax deduction. Call Nancy for info (602) 412-3932 or 383-1012. Or mail checks made out to AACORP to PO Box 1031, Lukeville, AZ 85341 or donate through Paypal on our Web Page www.rpaac.org or through our donation button on Facebook “Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point”. You can email me at nancy_phelan@yahoo.com.
The center has had many hundreds if not thousands of wonderful stories over the years. One that is especially fitting to print at this time of year is the story of “Ginny”.
The Miracle of Ginny
It was a Sunday morning on November 1st, the day of the Angels.
Many of my friends were headed to church that Sunday for services with Tab Grey on this day “Day of the Angels”. Carolyn was the first one to see the skinny black dog as she was leaving the Sonoran Sky Resort on her way to Tabs services. She saw the shadow of a black dog leaning against the building. After services she searched for the dog but could not find her. Another friend Candace and John Garvey were leaving Puerta Privada for services but did not spot the dog until after the service. She was being removed from a resort. They had called the pound but they had not shown up. Candace went into Puerta Privada and asked several people for help or what she could do for the dog. Someone handed her a copy of the Rocky Point Times with the information for Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point. Candace tried calling the center but kept reaching another number, Candy was babbling on about this precious dog to the person on the other end of the phone when the voice on the other end said “Candy is that you? This is your sister in California”. Candace hung up and followed the map to the Animal Adoption Center.
Candy and her friends pulled up with this dog in the back of the truck. I have never seen a dog so close to death. As they handed me the dog I said “Her name is Ginny!” I put her on a warm bed and applied honey to her lips and tried to hydrate her but her skin was stuck to her bones. I put a heater near her bed and watched as several cats covered her with their bodies. Ginny had such fear and pain in her eyes but by morning she was bright eyed and actually smiling. I called my daughter Penelope, a vet tech at Sonora Veterinarian Hospital and after some conversation I was told to get Ginny to the hospital immediately. Karen Gosnell was leaving for Phoenix that morning and when I called she said, “Of course I will take Ginny.” Karen said that she talked to Ginny during the trip. The doctor and techs were waiting for her to arrive, when they removed Ginny from the car they realized that she had passed. Dr. Ruzzio told Penelope that she had never seen such a big smile on a dog – white teeth shining.
Later that day Candy came by and we cried together and she confided to me that she was so upset that she actually saw her mother’s face, when she looked into Ginny’s eyes. Her mother had passed several years before and she and her sister had not talked since. Tragedy affects families and we all deal with death differently. When Candy made the phone call to try to reach the Animal Center and got the wrong number – the person on the other end of the phone was her sister. How did that number get on her Mexican phone? And what made me name the dog “GINNY? The same spelling! Ginny was only 4 or 5 months old but died with such a beautiful smile on her face. How many lives were touched that day by a beautiful little black dog named Ginny?
During this Holiday season if you have a friend or relative that you need to connect with please do so and let the legend and miracle of Ginny live on in many more hearts.
Peace and love to all our animal friends – Nancy and “The Gang” including “Ginny”

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