Guilford County Animal Services held a lottery Saturday for some of the Shih Tzus rescued from a Greensboro home on May 3.
One of the lucky lottery winners was Dana Ballinger, who closed her salon for a bit to be one of the people registered to win.
“Once I saw all these people I kind of lost faith,” said Ballinger.
But faith was on her side. She won and it came at just the right time.
“I saw my name come out the box and my heart dropped,” she recalled.
Her daughter is celebrating a birthday.
“All she asked for was a party and a puppy. I couldn’t afford to have her a party.”
But now she has the puppy and a new pal.
In total, nine dogs were adopted out.