Rebecca Lynch was on vacation with her husband in Savannah, Georgia, when she decided to make an unplanned stop before returning home. While most people would stock up on souvenirs, Lynch decided to bring home something more meaningful.
“I know that Georgia has a lot of rural, high-kill shelters and I knew I wanted to save the neediest dog from a shelter before I went home,” Lynch told The Dodo. “I had space in my car and wanted to help.”
Lynch heard about Lizzy, a young terrier at risk of euthanasia, from a friend who lived in the area. Someone had dumped pregnant Lizzy at a shelter, according to Lynch.