Diann Helmers found him cowering in a kennel, flinching every time someone tried to touch him. And from that moment on, Joe Joe would never know cold again.
Helmers, founder of Agape Fosters, began working her animal rescue network, looking for a family for Joe Joe. She would even waive the adoption fee.
Bonni Brown Holiday, a board member for another Iowa-based rescue, the Hardin Eldora Animal Rescue Team (HEART), responded to that call.
"I stepped up and picked him up bought him a cheeseburger and he has been my shadow ever since," she tells The Dodo.