IFAW Cozumel: There's Something about "Joyce" - The Diary of a Dog's New Family

We recently had the chance to visit a very special dog named Joyce after she was rescued from Cozumel and adopted to a loving family in New York City. We were so moved by the incredible progress Joyce has made, and the impact she was having on those around her, that we wanted to share some messages we've received from her new family. - Kate Atema - IFAW

We recently had the chance to visit a very special dog named Joyce after she was rescued from Cozumel and adopted to a loving family in New York City. We were so moved by the incredible progress Joyce has made, and the impact she was having on those around her, that we wanted to share some messages we've received from her new family. - Kate Atema - IFAW

Saturday, July 17

I can hardly wait until 5pm when I can scoop my Sweet Joyce up and begin on her Road to Recovery. The antibiotics report was indeed sobering. I've printed a copy out and I'm going to run it over to the vet now to see if I can get one of the doctors to take a look.

If my vet can't see her tonight, I might get her into the 24 hour emergency place. I want her on the best meds just as soon as possible. We are going to save this leg, dang it!

Monday, July 19

What. A. Dog.

Wow -- we are so in love with her already. I wanted you all to know that her first night was a huge success. Valentine and Chica, my other dogs, happily welcomed her, and everyone had chicken and treats and lots of snuggles. We simply can not believe our good fortune to have such a special gal join us. Clearly, she is smart, funny, sweet, mellow, fun...housebroken! Just amazing.

I can not thank you all enough for you efforts to save her. She is seeing a regular vet this afternoon to get the antibiotics she needs, and we are going to consult with the surgeon tomorrow. I will keep you posted.

Meanwhile -- for your viewing pleasure, a cute picture of Joyce on her first night is attached. She is staring at Chica, trying to figure out what to say first ;-).

Comments: 7

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

Wonderful story! Thank you for helping Joyce needs a second chance to be happy and feel loved! your video is great! ... I adopted a dog from the street, we called: GRETA and is super affectionate, very intelligent and I hope to make her happy! This is wonderful opportunity for us to help animals. Thanks for being a nice example to us all! Kisses to all involved in this story :)

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

This is one of the most inspiring story ever! God bless IFAW for the invaluable work you are doing around the world and God bless little Joyce and the family that adopted her. I do believe she is a vehicle for wakening our compassion. Let us unite and help as much as we can for these noble causes...animals are our best teachers!

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

It's overwhelming for me to hear this story..I have tears in my eyes. I feel so grateful that there are still loving and compassionate people just like you who have such a big heart. Thanks to you, Joyce has a new life and a new beginning with wonderful people like yourself who will love and care for her.

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

It takes very, very special people to do what these people did. I do rescue and many times we have the most amazing dog/cat, but people can't see past the silliest things. We need more people like Joyce's owners, they make our world a better place!!! Thanks IFAW.

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

I love all animals they be in my heart This history give my soul cry, for happy end, thank your for help the animls around the world

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

I am so happy for Joyce. I am glad that after so much suffering such a compasionate family took her in. Wish you get well!

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

You people are such an inspiration. I try and do my bit by feeding stray cats and feeding sickly birds that come to my place. I donate when i can to IFAW and proudly hang any certificates i get from organizations, not to brag how "good" i am but to make others aware of help needed around the world.

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