At the Summerville SPCA, they're calling Joey a survivor.
The 3-year-old pit bull was found, sickening thin, attached to a chain and abandoned by his owner. According to shelter volunteers, the landlord only checked on the dog to see if it was still living.
Emaciated, Joey came to the shelter with problems eating and drinking. But the shelter staff and volunteers didn't give up. Now he weighs nearly 60 pounds — and can be considered a little pudgy.
But this survivor isn't over his ordeal yet. Joey has heartworms and must be at a foster home to go through treatment, which is paid through the Foster Medical Fund. When Joey tests negative for heartworm in about two months time, he can be adopted, and his foster family will be given first consideration in adopting him.
Foster families must not have small children at home.
If you can provide a calm home so that Joey can go through heartworm treatment, call 843-695-1272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.