JoJo had already had a number of misfortunes in her four years of life, but now she has a new name to go with her new life. This Boxer mix was picked up by animal control and taken to the Kershaw County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Her owner was contacted, but refused to pay for her needed medical care, so she was surrendered on January 14th. JoJo (originally known as Lisa) was very underweight and was still lactating from a recent litter of puppies. Her owner claimed all the puppies had died. An old injury to JoJo’s left hind leg had never been treated and the leg had stiffened and healed in a straight position. JoJo’s leg got caught whenever she walked. She would need surgery to amputate her leg and the cost would be expensive due to the damage to her anatomy caused by dragging the leg along for years. JoJo was sweet and deserved better of life than she had received. Would she obtain the help she needed?
The shelter contacted RADAR on January 18th asking about help for JoJo. Second Chance of Orangeburg Animal Rescue Coalition in South Carolina wanted to rescue JoJo but needed help with the cost of her leg amputation surgery (x-rays showed that her broken hip had fused with her femur). RADAR responded that we would assist with the cost of the surgery. JoJo had her amputation surgery on February 20th.
Despite her difficult former life, JoJo is described as “full of love and joy and a sweetheart.” JoJo’s recovery from the surgery is going well, although she does need to wear the ‘cone of shame.’ Her foster mom Tiffany is giving JoJo lots of love and good care and showing JoJo what a life as a loved pet can be like. Be sure to view more photos in JoJo’s gallery.
RADAR paid $200 towards the amputation costs for JoJo.
UPDATE! All funds for JoJo have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to JoJo:
Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Elizabeth Lavoie
If you are interested in adopting JoJo, please contact Second Chance of Orangeburg Animal Rescue Coalition.
Added on March 8, 2020.