A dog now named Justice has suffered severe and life threatening chemical burns and injuries from the hands of his owners and was later dumped on the side of the road like a last piece of trash. They surely hoped Justice would die in pain and misery, but this fighter never gave up fighting for his life. Finally, he thrived big after the volunteers from Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter entered his life.
The story of Justice was shared on the shelter’s Facebook page by assistant/technician Chris Browder.
“It was one year ago today, that we received a phone call about a bloody stray dog at an abandoned house in Shelby County. That is where our journey started with the Pit Bull Terrier we fondly named Justice because we wanted justice for Justice. On November 5th, through an anonymous tip, we knew who owned Justice and that they referred to him as Roscoe. The torture this dog endured and then driving him from Marion County to Shelby and dumping him like trash is unforgivable and inexcusable. We will not give up nor stop until there is an arrest and conviction.”
The healing of Justice took place at the IndyVet hospital. His rescuers were aware the recovery would take lots of time and money, but they were determined to do all in their power to see Justice healthy again, and the culprits behind his suffering behind bars.
Browder said how Justice’s story is a proof that miracles do exist.
“Justice needed a feeding tube so he could get nutrients, his face was swollen but we knew he was comfortable. Then he had sepsis, pneumonia followed. What more can he endure? While at IndyVet, we weren’t surprised when Justice tested positive for heartworm. If the monsters who owned him treated him like this, of course they aren’t going to keep him current on heartworm preventative. Through tips I also learned he lived a life chained up outside or in a cage in their garage. It amazes us how social this beauty is considering how he was treated,” Browder continued.
Luckily, Justice was both taken care and fostered by two of the vet technicians, Jarrika and Jessica.
Thankfully, another foster family came along Justice’s way, but this time, they were there to stay by offering to adopt him.
This brave dog’s life finally turned for the best. He’s loved and showered with attention and gets to eat the special food he loves like grilled filet mignon and donuts.
The rescue is offering $15.000 for the arrest and conviction of Justice’s previous owners. They would stop at nothing until justice is served.
“To everyone who has followed him, prayed for him, donated and cares as much as we do. Thank you. God bless you. It’s been a year like no other but look at him now. Justice, you got this.”