The CWOB team moved Ramona to the safety of the CWOB clinic in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. Then they asked for volunteers to transfer Ramona (as well as another dog) across the border into the United States, where Ramona could start a new life.
A Californian woman named Lynn Bowers and her daughter, Janelle, volunteered to get the dogs.
"CWOB rented us a cargo van, gave us enough money for gas and lodging, and coordinated a driver to meet us at the border," Bowers told The Dodo. "We went 650 miles! We met a wonderful man in Calexico and made the transfer."
The moment Bowers met Ramona, she was smitten. She quickly decided that she was going to do more than transport Ramona - she was going to adopt her.