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This Week’s Featured Pet – Joy

Dec 27, 2022

Try to imagine the pain and fear you’d feel if you were struck by a car and then dragged along the pavement. Then the driver speeds away leaving you bleeding in the street and not taking ownership of his or her actions. That’s what poor Joy endured back in September.

Thankfully, she was picked up by an animal control officer and brought to ARE Animal Rescue. We rushed her to a veterinary clinic where she received immediate care and spent two days under observation before being released, unable to walk. She had lost a sizable amount of flesh on one of her legs which was wrapped and immobilized. (Warning: photos are not for the squeamish.)

Following her release, Joy endured daily trips to the vet for bandage changes and wound care. We named her Joy to create a positive vibe for a sad situation, and she’s living right up to her name!

We’re happy to report that Joy is doing well, continues to heal and is expected to make a full recovery. There’s nothing but love and happy times in Joy’s future. It warms our hearts to report that she has been adopted by a wonderful woman who’s thrilled to have Joy as a family member. She tells us that Joy is the best dog she’s ever had. And, yes, she kept the name Joy, which we think is even more fitting now.

However, we haven’t recovered from this ordeal. We’re still trying to pay off the $3,100 vet bill.

Please help us continue our lifesaving efforts to give animals like Joy the life they deserve by donating to our Angels Healing Angels Special Medical Fund. Any amount is greatly appreciated. We use all donations to the fund exclusively for special medical cases. To donate, please click here. For more information, contact us at (951) 708-1280 or

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