Jay-Jay the Pit Bull Recovering Nicely at Pet Helpers
Jay-Jay the Pit Bull, emaciated, extremely anemic, and infested with parasites, arrived at Pet Helpers on April 11 after being found roaming East Arctic Avenue in Folly Beach.
Jay-Jay is now recovering comfortably in the shelter and has been spending her nights in the home of one of Pet Helpers’ caring volunteers. Though her scars and her scissor-cropped ears will never fade away, she has managed to gain some weight, making her ribs and hips less prominent, and making her look a bit healthier and happier after two weeks of care and attention. Jay-Jay’s body shows signs of having given birth to multiple litters of puppies, but she’s now spayed, vaccinated, and on her way to becoming a gentle pet for someone in the Lowcountry.
“She’s a very sweet dog and we’re happy that we’ve been able to make progress in getting her healthy again,” said Operations Manager Kristin Kifer.
A $500 reward is being offered from the Pet Helpers Animal Cruelty Fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the neglect and possible abuse of this animal.
Donations to help offset the cost of medical care for Jay-Jay can be sent to Pet Helpers at 1447 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412 or made online at www.pethelpers.org and marked “Jay-Jay Medical Fund.”
Pet Helpers aims to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs in the Lowcountry and works to accomplish this goal by keeping all animals until adopted, providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries, offering humane education programs, pursuing animal cruelty prosecution, and initiating animal welfare legislation. For more information about Pet Helpers, visit www.pethelpers.org or call (843) 795-1110.