The family then dumped JoJo at a rural facility for dogs when he was just 7 months old. "Sadly, he languished there for the next eight years, living in a cage in a windowless warehouse," Bruck said. "There was no water in his cage, no blanket, no towel, nothing ... just the hard ground."
It's hard to believe JoJo would ever be able to feel joy again — but somehow his spirit was never broken. "We rescued him at the age of 9 years," Bruck said. "His eight years of harsh prison life did nothing to dent his personality or his charm."