The humane society in Yuma pulled him off the streets. Looking sad and pathetic, but still pretty darn cute, it was decided that he would get a second chance in the hands of AZGRC. Arriving on the Yuma Rescue Express (a shuttle that brings shelter dogs from Yuma to Phoenix area rescue groups for a better chance at adoption), he was tenderly handed over with hopes of a better future. From there he was taken to the doctor for x-rays and bloodwork. He weighed in at a tiny 18.2 pounds, and an estimated 6 months old. From the x-rays everyone suspects he was hit by a car. He suffered a severe fracture involving his right elbow and a severe fracture in his right hip. This was probably 2 months ago. Try to imagine, little Josh, at only 4 months old being hit by a car, breaking bones, in pain, and receiving little to no medical care, left alone to fend for himself. And he survived.
This is the beginning of Josh's story. The first chapter of his life was written before I met him. A few details, like being hit by a car, we can guess. The rest will remain a mystery. But the next chapter is being written now, and its a happier story for sure. More to come on Josh, my little broken foster dog, soon.