How Phoenix became Joey
Ten-year-old Phoenix didn’t know much of the world outside his crowded cage. No love, no companionship, no medical care… just cruel neglect. We thought the worst was over once we rescued this sweet Maltese mix, but within minutes of arriving at our no-kill campus, Phoenix’s frail little body collapsed, his heart giving out from cardiac arrest.
Just as quickly as he fell, he sputtered right back to life — truly earning the name “Phoenix.” Our veterinary team put this little survivor in an oxygen chamber to help rebuild his strength. Even though he suffers from congestive heart failure, it doesn’t stop him from loving his new life with his new adopted family, who renamed him Joey.
Joey’s miracle was made possible thanks to our community of animal lovers — double your Giving Day gift and make more lifesaving recoveries possible!