Saved by kindness
Joey survived abuse against all odds
- Duration 3:52
- Date Feb 15, 2013
Joey survived abuse against all odds
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-- unconditional love of the dog is something we can all learn from especially when it comes from a pop with such a horrific past.
Last August little Joey was found on the side of the road after being tossed from a moving car and left to die.
He had serious injuries and was paralyzed in all four winds well today.
That's -- right there.
Joyce recovered and is just one example of how the love of -- -- can change people's lives.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yes of Joey and you where is that you brought -- back to life.
And you couldn't save them.
I couldn't they couldn't talk about unconditional love absolutely he is my buddy at -- -- so let's bring people back to the story of generally I described a little bit of an introduction.
What -- his injuries he.
Had three fractured vertebrae in his neck and his paralyzed in all four limbs.
Is in shock.
And he had multiple abrasions over his back and -- Lots of bite wounds underneath his neck that were -- -- infected so he was obviously abused even before that incident.
And his only -- cheapens and use in a lot of pain.
And we didn't we really didn't give him a good prognosis but we wanted to give them a chance you even think that he would live much less ever be able to -- exactly.
Exactly bring us full circle now you bring it into your home you have two other dogs as well he's -- walking three miles today and running a mile a day with you again.
-- a success story yes it's it's America really and never expected him to recover in this fully.
Since you -- want to send out a message to people a lot of messages today asked specifically about time -- -- people can learn but also be in the ancient peoples.
Now I feel that they get a bad -- and you know come.
It's it's what people do two degree -- it's not the breed itself it's it's what.
We make him in two and he's a great example of how they can be wonderful family pets I mean he's my two year old son's best friend you know they do everything together so.
It's it's the person who takes them and and trains them -- months them.
People can see Joey is -- on the FaceBook page and at some video.
Lincoln video story I do have a video story but it's also -- state we do updates on him every day and it.
You know there's a lot of people following and it's an inspirational story gives a lot of people.
You know hope for -- I have a lot of people on that page who have been through some pretty bad stuff and they and they do.
Gained some inspiration from the story and it's interesting how on Valentine's Day we're talking about love and with a pet.
Unconditional love and you feel like this story can also inspire people who have maybe had other -- pregnancies in her life.
Yeah yeah I feel like.
One of the main reasons that he did as well as he did this because he never no one ever told him he.
Had a poor prognosis.
He didn't know his chance -- he had no self doubt.
And I think that if people who suffer severe trauma like this search going through something that -- severe as what.
-- went through that.
They can have more hope if they let go of that.
You know self doubt and and what other -- tell them -- their prognosis.
-- had a great message on this day of.
Love seen in a slightly different way can you -- like that Joey today I hope by the way that that heart that he's munching on is not going to be a problem for his timing could.
I don't and I'm gonna let me little backs can't.
Doctor Linda -- and take care of him -- -- you can check out Jerry's journey on his FaceBook page also a link it to fox and dot com what a great story thank you so much for bringing giant backpack and thank -- thanks for having us.