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Starved, Neglected Dog Seeks Foster Home

Joey is on the path to recovery after being starved and neglected, but needs a foster home to undergo treatment for heartworms.

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 kateckels@aol.com

Valarie Morton April 25, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Can there be other dogs in the household since he does have heartworms?
Lindsay Street April 26, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Valarie, best bet is to contact Kathy at kateckels@aol.com.

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