For Jodi, having been rescued by the Manhattan Animal Care Center saved his life. When found in a crack house, the one-year-old pooch had been covered in urine, his legs so necrotic he couldn’t walk, but compassionate shelter veterinarians tended to his injuries and helped him to heal. He must have said to himself:
“I am right to have come to this place. I got a safe and clean den to sleep in, good meals, even treats and people to care for me and love me.”
This was Jodie’s past:
“…tethered in dirty home and neglected; seemingly healthy animal with urine scald or contact dermatitis on legs and scrotum (bleeding, irritated, peeling skin with scabs), scars throughout body.”
After recovering in isolation from his injuries and a bad case of kennel cough, Jodie was placed onto the adoption floor, but tragically the noise, confusion and frustrations has caused this pup to deteriorate, and for the last few days, he has become nervous outside his kennel, mouthy and harder to handle. Only the staff is allowed to walk him, and on Sunday evening, Jodie was listed to die Monday afternoon. Jodie wasn’t always difficult – many dogs have trouble adjusting to the hectic life in a crowded shelter.
A volunteer wrote:
“Little Jodi was my pearl of the day! A real sweetheart! He was hesitant to come out of his kennel. I had been warned…. Jodi has many sores on his feet, the result of poor housing conditions and has to be handled with care. Of course I will. Our medical staff is also closely attending to him. Jodi wanted nothing less than to lay across my lap, being hugged, petted, talked to and giving back millions of kisses. I knew I had to give him all the love I could to make up for his difficult past life. Jodi was happy, even wagging his tail, taking treats, his beautiful eyes were bright… Jodi is really cute, very medium size and dressed in a “marron glace” color coat. He is a valiant pup, 1 year old, and makes all efforts to walk around the yard. He even sits on command for me, hoping for more treats. I truly fell in love with this little guy who deserves finally his share of happiness with a caring and loving owner.”
Jodie’s Facebook page can be followed here.
10-12 mos old, 40 lbs
GRAY / BROWN MALE
Medium Mixed Breed Cross
Intake Date: 05-13-2018
AVERAGE, SINGLE PET HOME
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Step 5: Scroll to the animal you are interested and click reserve
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