Pinky was stuck at the Galveston County Shelter in Texas, which was sharing the post in hopes that a rescue would step up to pull her to safety. Cornelius gazed at Pinky's photo while she was at work and was drawn to the dog's silly face and pink hue.
She knew that Pinky's broken leg was the least complicated of her issues and, more than likely, a temporary one. She also recognized the signs of neurological issues in Pinky's face. Knowing that posts of dogs who have severe health problems tend to circulate widely, and can result in people unequipped to deal with their issues taking them in, Cornelius decided she and Goodreau were the "someone" Pinky needed. Cornelius had the resources to take on such a special needs dog and was prepared to tap into them. Goodreau didn't have to think when she received a text from Cornelius suggesting they adopt Pinky. Her immediate response was "yes." The shelter was grateful to have the interest of a veterinarian for Pinky and adopted her out to Goodreau and Cornelius.
Goodreau and Cornelius had never met Pinky before adopting her. They knew Pinky was dropped off by a family who said they found her. They knew she needed a lot of medical help. And once they met her at the shelter, they knew they had made the right decision.