Communities across the U.S. are becoming all too familiar with it. When owners abandon their dogs, they leave others to pick up the shards of a brokenhearted, and sometimes broken, animal. Joey is one of these dogs. In a Miami neighborhood, he was abandoned on the pavement with some blankets and a water dish.
That’s how Julian Rovito, a local, first learned about him. Julian told Reshareworthy.com, “We found him in the neighborhood on a corner in a homemade dog house constructed out of a box.” “The matter was brought to our attention by a neighborhood blog.” Joey soon had a group of caring neighbors rallying behind him to assist him.
They attended to Joey’s urgent needs first. And draped his cardboard box with a tarp to keep the rain off. So they gave him extra blankets and food. And kept an eye on him.
After a few days, they were able to entice him into a box with food and transport him to Alton Road Animal Hospital, where he is presently being cared for.
Despite his health issues, Joey’s future looks a lot brighter than it did a week ago, thanks to donations from animal lovers and the vets who are currently caring for him.
Animal Recovery Mission, a Miami-based rescue organization, has also offered assistance. “Animal Recovery Mission is assisting and directing us along the way… They will assist us in placing him in a foster home to continue his recovery,” Julian explained.
Due to the Animal Recovery Mission, Joey didn’t have to wait long to be adopted from foster care, and he was adopted immediately after his rescue.
“Joey is winding down,” his new mother Cynthia Cruz Ortiz wrote on Facebook after bringing him home. “At first, he just wanted to sit by his bowl and relax. Then he joined us on the screen patio. He has finally sat on his new cushion and is preparing to unwind for the day. He’s handling everything brilliantly. He’s incredible.”
Julian and the neighbors who rallied to help Joey in his hour of need deserve nothing but appreciation!