The first picture we saw of Joey closed the deal, and he and Bullet were on their way to Long Island. Our medical professionals immediately recognized Joey's condition as congenital. The people who bred him were fully aware that this hereditary defect existed in his parents. Dr. Mark Verdino, Vice President and Chief of Veterinary Staff, calls such breeding "cruel and unethical."
We've neutered Joey and Bullet, as we do all of our Mutt-i-grees, but in this case it was doubly important: not only to address the issue of pet overpopulation, but also to prevent this defect from being passed to future generations.
Lucky Bullet is perfectly healthy and ready for a responsible, loving family to take him home. Joey, on the other hand, is now a part of our Sponsor Program. With your monthly support, we'll provide him with a comfortable mobility cart and all the TLC he needs to adjust to his new way of life. As one of our Sponsor Pets, Joey will have our full support from here on.
Given his positive attitude and wonderful spirit, we're confident that Joey will make a great adjustment and eventually become a treasured member of a special, caring family. He's already become a staff favorite. Despite his limitations, Joey manages to scoot around by "army crawling" (hence his name), as his tail and little butt wag like crazy. He'll also hold himself upright, batting his favorite kennel managers for attention.
North Shore Animal League