Shivonie and her family desperately wanted to adopt Gia but were strapped financially because of Shivonie's treatment costs, and so Second Chance Rescue gave them the best gift they could and waved Gia's adoption fee, making Gia an official member of Shivonie's family.
"Destiny has brought them together, that we are certain of," Judy told The Dodo. "When one had every intention of rescuing, the other rescued right back!"
Now, tragedy is threatening to break up the pair who rely on each other for so much. If Shivonie and her boys lose their home, they will have very little means to take care of themselves, and even less means to take care of Gia.
Gia has been Shivonie's comfort throughout her ordeal, and in turn Shivonie has given Gia a sense of purpose and belonging that she never felt before. Losing each other is the last thing they need right now.