Because of the shocking nature of her rescue, Suzi became the star of nightly news shows across Delaware — which helped her meet a very special family in the process.
Aida Alicea heard about Suzi on the news and rushed her family to the shelter to meet the dog.
“We were devastated to hear that someone, especially kids, would do something so cruel,” Rosa Alicea, Aida’s daughter, told The Dodo. “When we saw her for the first time, she was laying in the shelter cage and she just looked up at us. She was so calm, never barked, not fazed by all the barking around her.”