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Josie and Belly - Saved from Freezing, Craig's List

We scrambled to rescue these two pits that had been thrown out in sub-freezing weather, rescued after being placed on a “free to good home” Craig’s list ad. It was a nail-biting frenzy to get them to safety. Finally, a good Samaritan took them in after seeing the ad but couldn’t keep them. AHS reached out to the rescuer and now Josie and Belly are at AHS!

Just imagine, you decide you don't want your pets anymore, so you just open the front door and toss them in the street. Sounds absurd, doesn't it? That is exactly what happened to our newest friends, Josie and Belly, two young pit bulls that found themselves abruptly homeless when their owner decided he no longer wanted them.

A resident in a northern New Jersey town spotted these two young females out in the street, on one of the coldest days of the year. With temperatures in the single digits, the girls were shivering and whining, and most likely wondering what they had done to deserve such treatment. Several neighbors joined together to help get the dogs safely into a vehicle and out of the cold. It turned out that some of the residents had seen these dogs before, and knew who the owner was.

When the owner was confronted, he stated that he "threw them out in the street for a reason, and doesn't want them back". It has been difficult for us to get a name or address of the owner, so it is doubtful that law enforcement officials will even have enough to go on to file charges. Sadly, this is all too common an occurrence lately and it seems that heartless owners are never held accountable for their actions. The important thing is, Josie and Belly are now safe.

One of the town residents brought the girls to her home and began putting out desperate pleas for help in rehoming them on the internet. Since she had dogs of her own, she could not keep the dogs herself. When it seemed that no one would step up to adopt the dogs, an ad was placed on Craigs List for- "Free to a Good Home". Sadly, we all know what happens in so many cases when dogs are obtained for free on the internet. One animal lover that spotted this ad took matters into her own hands, and was so afraid of where the dogs would end up, so she took them herself.

We reached out to her when we heard the story and we are now very happy to say that Josie and Belly are now safe here with us, at our Popcorn Park.

Josie and Belly are no longer whining and scared, but are now resting comfortably on warm, fluffy beds, having good meals, and are both being spayed and updated on their vaccines. Josie is a beautiful brown and white girl that is about 3 years old, and the lovely Belly is a 2 year old black and white girl. Once they get settled in, we will evaluate them and they will become available for adoption.

Our Res-Q Fund is what enables us to save animals in need, such as Josie and Belly. Please make a donation to our fund. Thank you, and please stay tuned for more from our new friends, Josie and Belly.

For more information Josie and Belly, call 609-693-1900 or e-mail us and refer to File 24418 and 24419.


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