When Hope for Paws, an animal rescue organization in the Los Angeles area, was notified about Sonya they were told she had been living on the street for years. They were also told that you can even see her on Google Maps. Sure enough, you could.
Sonya had been living near a building in the 1500 block of Fashion Ave. in Long Beach, CA. People in the area said she had lived there for several years. When the location is searched on Google Maps Sonya could be seen laying on the sidewalk in front of 1750 Fashion Ave. Determined to give Sonya a better life, Eldad Hagar, founder and executive director of Hope for Paws, teamed up with Karma Rescue and set out to rescue her from the street and give her the life she deserved.
Sonya, who appears to be a Chow-Golden Retriever mix according to Dogster.com came to Hope for Paws attention after a business owner in the area told friends, who were known animal lovers, about Sonya. After going to confirm that Sonya was a stray they contacted Hope for Paws. According to the Hope for Paws facebook page, they were able to capture Sonya on August 12th. She was immediately groomed and received veterinary treatment. She is now in a temporary foster home awaiting the perfect family to give her all the love and attention she has lacked for so many years.