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Hospice Care for Joy Will Make All the Difference

Published on September 20, 2014 under Featured Pets

JoyJoy the miracle bulldog mix needs a loving hospice home. This amazing girl has overcome so many trials, only to be diagnosed with cancer. Joy was all settled in at the Longmont Humane Society and ready to be adopted, when a veterinarian found a tumor that is not operable. Joy doesn’t feel sick yet. She really wants to know the love of a home. But she only has four-to-six months to live. Do you know anyone in Colorado or New Mexico who can make a comfy haven for Joy’s remaining months?

Both the Longmont Humane Society in Colorado (who has Joy now) and ACTion Programs for Animals in Las Cruces (Joy’s original host shelter) would so love to see this sweetheart spend her last months in a loving home. But there is one more challenge: Joy would do best in a home without other dogs. Caregivers say that dear, shy Joy has really opened up at the Longmont shelter. She loves rawhides and squeaker tennis balls and sitting for a treat without even being asked! Joy endured a very tough few months in Las Cruces being attacked by neighborhood dogs and shot at with BB guns, before she was rescued. Likely due to this, Joy has hearing loss and is blind in one eye. But Joy has overcome all of these setbacks and really just wants to be a loved and loving dog.

If you know someone who could give a safe, warm, tender place for Joy to spend her final months, please call Michel at 575-644-0505 or email her at mail@apalascruces.org. Joy can be fostered anywhere near Longmont, Colorado or Las Cruces, New Mexico, so please spread the word far and wide.

Our Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network partner in New Mexico is so grateful to have watched Joy go from a frightened stray to a happy, loving girl. Joy’s story really is a success story, because she has moved past her harsh start in life and learned to trust again. Now all she needs is a beautiful place to call her own for the remainder of her days.

Please share Joy’s story with everyone you know. See her story on Best Friends.

UPDATE on Joy (9/24/14):

She found a hospice foster home in Longmont, CO! She is settling in nicely with a nice woman who agreed to take care of her until her cancer advances; Joy is sharing the foster home with the woman’s three cats.

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