Fermina is a slightly older girl and has a great sense of dignity about her. Abby met her at Scooby when she was brought in to be spayed. Her surgery was uneventful, but later that night it was discovered that she was bleeding profusely internally. A second surgery was performed after stabilizing her (she had lost a great deal of blood and was in grave danger). She survived the second surgery and earned her name, "Fermina", meaning strong, survivor.
Abby brought Fermina to the US where she was fostered for a short time in Denver, then Utah, and was finally transported to Oceanside, CA where she met her new family throughTelma and Mike Shaw and Cindy Jamieson. It was love at first sight for all of them, and Fermina is happy and well loved.