His name is Journey and his life matters

His name is ‘Journey’ and his life matters

Greenville, South Carolina

There is little to say about a dog dubbed “Journey.” Pictures speak louder than words…a singular photo shows Journey’s long-term neglect. A singular photo shows Journey’s hopelessness. A singular photo reveals Journey’s misery.

On Wednesday, the pitiful image of Journey was posted to Facebook, along with a few words about this neglected dog, who may, or may not, live:

There is not much to say …just look at the pictures … this poor boy didn’t really have a name .. where he came from they didn’t care about him.

Journey appears to have advanced heart failure – likely the result of a heartworm infestation that his former owners failed to prevent, or address. Carmen’s Rescue has taken the lead for fundraising on behalf of Journey (click here to access the You Caring account).

Journey has been taken to a veterinary hospital for an ultrasound – it will be determined if he can be saved, or if his life of ongoing neglect will prove to be too much for Journey to survive. Regardless, Journey will be with people who care about him – who will let him know that he matters…his life matters.

Note: Animal control will be notified about this sad situation – hopefully the person who allowed this to happen will be charged.

Facebook thread here.

(Photo via Carmen’s Rescue/Facebook)

National Dog News on Facebook here.

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Neglected dog nearly died on the end of a chain – read his story here.

Skin and bones dog was left chained in the cold

21 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Keeping precious Journey in our prayers. It breaks my heart to see this precious boy in such shape. Whoever allowed this to happen should be ashamed, I hope he will be alright, bless the people helping him.

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  2. Kathleen Drude says:

    This is nothing new to me I see many like this little man Journey through no fault of his own wound up in a neglected state! I’m often asked why do people have pets if all their going to do is hurt them! I give the only answer I can! Human beings don’t care about the pain they inflict on one another so to inflict pain on animal doesn’t even register! Unfortunately for the animals caught in this situation nine times out of ten they die a horrible lonely death! For this little man one can only hope that the thing or things that were responsible for his abuse suffer as they made him suffer!

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    • linda says:

      Why is his belly so enlarged? Tape worms? What a horrible way of life. What little life he may have he will be around those who really care.

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      • Barbara says:

        His belly is so swollen do to heart failure. This is one of the signs of heart failure. This is the saddest thing no animal deserves such treatment.

  3. Sherry says:

    Prayers going out for Journey to make it on his journey to a safe recovery. Hopefully he will make it on to a better life. Buster also deserves a loving home. These two have been through a lot and their owners need to be held strictly accountable.

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  4. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG & SMH….. WTF is wrong with people???

    This poor angel…… his precious face shows such pain & suffering……………. It is absolutely heartbreaking…………

    I hope the POS who abused this angel is found AND arrested for extreme animal abuse…… even better if this POS has to serve time with animal lovers (who can punish in ways that our legal system cannot)……..

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  5. celiakins says:

    Omg.. the abuse these poor dogs have to go through by scumbags that actually don’t won’t them if their chained up its sickening barbaric cruelty to beautiful innocent intelligent dogs is shameful abuse and torture it should not be happening at all to them they should not be chained up in the first place.. disgusting treatment to any dog????chain the owner’s up.. what vile evil scumbags ????Hope they get the same back at them

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  6. Star Shelley says:

    So sad to see over and over again what this horrible so call humans do to these precious souls that were given to us to love and care. Prayers for Journey to have a good and peaceful life of love and care. Hope they charges these idiots and evil people with a life of hurt.

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  7. Brenda says:

    The most inhuman people are allowed animals with not a care in the world inhumanity to animals in general this must stop ✋ no more abuse or suffer like you made them suffer????????????????????????

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  8. dick cheney says:

    how can anybody let their pet suffer this way , The sad thing is the law did nothing but turn a blind eye , im sure they will do again owners and the law sad sad sad

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  9. yvonne williams says:

    until we have new laws you are fighting a losing battle and these scumbags know this start making examples of these lowelifes then they might not be so quick to hurt these innocent animals

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  10. Anne hayton says:

    Such a cruel n sad case poor journey has lost his life as neglect cudnt b rectified only life he knew was abuse who ever caused this has to b accountable all living breathing feeling just like us god bless u sweet journey fly free baby

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  11. Barb says:

    What can be done about this situation. Who should be contacted to put pressure on the authorities to bring up charges on the owners. Are there any animal rights groups in the area to able to do this

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  12. Carole says:

    Poor poor sweet little dogs all over this world. All they want is someone to love and care for them. They are absolutely necessary for our wellbeing and we are necessary for theirs. We get the most out of this relationship. It makes me so sad to see how most of them are mistreated and sad and hurting. Why can’t people be more like animals?

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  13. Eva Ferguson says:

    Justice must prevail,There needs to be change in The Legal system,In 55states Dog neglect and abuse is considered now a felony offense.The courts need to take this matters seriously when it comes to Animal abuse,neglect,rape,torture and even death, The law must be enforced,they have to present stiffer penalties even incarceration and for those who neglect their animals well being their health they should be found responsible to pay the medical bills .there is a department in the FBI when it comes to animal abuse,a person that Abuse’s a dog and beat’s it,is also committing domestic violence people that rape dogs behind closed doors they’re committing sexual abuse with a child FBI psychology department research that these heinous crimes that are committed on animals also are being committed on on children,did you know that beastiality is still legal in the United States you have to make examples are people that commit such heinous crimes towards animals you do the crime you do the time! Compassion is an act of kindness instill into others and within our self amen

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