THE JOEY & OREO HEAL FUND

Adorable little marshmallowy meatball Blanca (#boroughbred30687) was at risk at the Brooklyn Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) due to medical conditions i.e., orthopedic issues that require continued care. We stepped up to save Blanca, when ACC staff reached out for help for this "staff fave”, and overfull conditions at the shelter due to slow summer adoption months. We don't have much information on this sweet pup’s past except that she came in as a stray with deep, infected lacerations on her face, a wound on her leg, and injuries on her hind limbs. We’re so happy to report that Blanca now renamed Willow has healed well!! She has truly hit the jackpot with her hoomans and doggie foster bro Grey, who's thrilled (and exhausted!) to have a playmate! Despite her sad, abusive past, Willow loves to give kisses, topples over for belly rubs, and embarks on celebratory zoomies fueled by happiness. Happy life sweet girl! #WillowAtHEAL #EveryDogMattersatJoeysElderPaws #TheJoeyAndOreoHEALFund #WeRescueSeniorBondedandPitbullTypeDogs #KeepingPetsOutofShelters #HEALNow #HumanityEmpathyAnimalLove #TransformingAnimalandHumanLives #EmpathyConnectionBuildingUpOurYouth #TeachHEALBuildingUpOurYouth...

Imagine being old and blind, and then abandoned on the busy streets of NYC. The cruelty of stone-hearted humans towards our four legged best friends is beyond comprehension. But sweet, wriggly 8 year old Cornelius (#boroughbred31115) did not let his circumstances dim his exuberant, loving personality. A donation from  THE JOEY & OREO HEAL FUND HELPED CORNELIUS being pulled by a NYCACC New Hope Partner, Project Precious Rescue. This cutie is recovering from CIRDC and will soon be on his way to his foster!! #EveryDogMattersatJoeysElderPaws #TheJoeyAndOreoHEALFund #WeRescueSeniorBondedandPitbullTypeDogs #KeepingPetsOutofShelters #HEALNow #HumanityEmpathyAnimalLove #TransformingAnimalandHumanLives #EmpathyConnectionBuildingUpOurYouth #TeachHEALBuildingUpOurYouth...

❤Sweet senior Bam Bam (#boroughbred26686) rescued from the “at risk” list at MACC. In one home his whole life, this 9-year old was heartbroken when his owner left him at the shelter. As per his notes ? “UPON INTAKE, BAM BAM WAS WHIMPERING AND CRYING AND PACING". A shelter is no place for a dog, let alone a senior dog ? We were SO happy to DONATE to this sweet boy’s rescue by Pound Hounds ResQ. From Pound Hounds ResQ: "Thank you so much Joey's! We - Pound Hounds ResQ - received such a generous donation from your organization for Bam Bam from the NYCACC. Thank you Thank you Thank you for your generosity!" No “I” in RESCUE!! #SavingLivesTogether #EveryDogMatters #JoeysElderPawsRescue #TheJoeyAndOreoHEALFund...

Spunky Spike (#boroughbred25267) is outta the Brooklyn ACC thanks to a grant from #TheJoeyAndOreoHEALFund and is safe with Connect A Pet New England. THE SWEETEST OF PUPS, HE WAS FAILED NOT ONCE BY HIS HUMANS BUT TWICE!!! He was surrendered to the shelter in April by his owner and subsequently reclaimed. A month later, he was found wandering as a stray and and brought into the Brooklyn Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC). ??How so very traumatic and confusing for this adorable 3-year old, described as dog and kid friendly by his owner?!!! Shelter staff noted that SINCE SPIKE RETURNED TO THE SHELTER HE WAS EXTREMELY FEARFUL IN THE KENNEL, GROWLING AT HUMANS. OUTSIDE THE KENNEL HE REVERTED TO HIS PLAYFUL, HUMAN-SOCIAL SELF. As per ACC notes "At this time we feel that Spike is not acclimating and should no longer live in a kennel environment as it is detrimental to his well-being." We could not leave Spike to deteriorate at the shelter and reached out to our good friends at Connect A Pet New England to help Spike. They are a small but MIGHTY non-profit 501c3 located in NH, dedicated to finding the right home for the dogs under their care. THERE IS NO "I" IN RESCUE!!! We can achieve so much by working together. For us #EveryDogMatters and our goal is to help animal welfare and rescue groups where 100% OF DONATIONS GO TO ANIMALS IN NEED!! Spike is cat and dog friendly and is available for adoption at https://www.petfinder.com/…/connect-a-pet-new-england-nh156/ For other great dogs with Connect a Pet go to https://www.petfinder.com/search/dogs-for-adoption/… #EveryDogMattersatJoeysElderPaws #TheJoeyAndOreoHEALFund #WeRescueSeniorBondedandPitbullTypeDogs #KeepingPetsOutofShelters #HEALNow #HumanityEmpathyAnimalLove #TransformingAnimalandHumanLives #EmpathyConnectionBuildingUpOurYouth #TeachHEALBuildingUpOurYouth...

Meet ❤Khushi❤ our newest HEALer and a recipient of  The Joey & Oreo HEAL Fund. She came in today to visit one of our volunteers at her office! KHUSHI, which means joy or happiness in Hindi, has had anything but a happy life. This ADORABLE SENIOR, was found ~5 years ago in a parking lot with ribs showing. ? A man, who works in maintenance at our volunteer's office, found her and took her home. We think he tried to breed her but thankfully couldn’t!!! This man then split up with the woman he was living with and she kept Khushi and pretty much neglected her. As you can see Khushi got heavy because she probably was never walked. Anyways, fast forward four years, the woman calls the maintenance guy and says she is moving and cannot take Khushi. This made us so sick ? The Maintenance man can't take her because his wife won't let him (typical!). A co-worker, who has a big heart, took in Khushi to help her find a home. She cannot keep her long term as she lives in an apartment building that does not allow dogs. Our good Samaritan loves Khushi and was in tears last week because she noticed KHUSHI HAS A HARD BUMP around one of her nipples. She is afraid it's cancer and cannot afford treatment. THIS IS WHERE WE STEPPED IN TO COVER KHUSHI'S MEDICAL TREATMENT. She had a preliminary visit to the vet and is now waiting for a surgical appointment at Tuft's. We're hoping #SweetieAtHEAL's good luck will rub off on Khushi and she will soon by HEALed!!? Please keep Khushi in your thoughts and prayers!!! We will keep you posted on her health. All medical expenses will be covered by us. If you are interested in adopting this...

The Joey & Oreo HEAL Fund has donated a large number of Seresto collars to Gordy and Friends. This AMAZING ALL-VOLUNTEER group in the Finger Lakes region epitomizes the very best of an animal welfare and advocacy group. Their goal is to bring comfort and succor to outside and chained dogs. WITH THE WEATHER WARMING UP, THERE IS HUGE NEED FOR FLEA/TICK PREVENTIVE COLLARS for these poor chained and outside dogs. From Gordy and Friends, “The fleas here last year were so bad that we had people reaching out to us all summer. We had people come up to our truck when we stopped for gas, as they couldn't afford the collars but their dogs were suffering. It's a great outreach tool to find more dogs who need help beyond the collar. We passed out as many as we had - so this will be a great help to so many dogs.” THERE IS NO “I” IN RESCUE. We can achieve so much by working together. For us #EveryDogMatters and our goal is to identify and help animal welfare and rescue groups where 100% OF PROCEEDS GO TO ANIMALS IN NEED.  If you’d like to help these outside and chained dogs, please send some donations from their Amazon wishlist at https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3MMU46DHT96M/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1...

Tom and Jerry are at Training Camp Thanks to "The Joey & Oreo HEAL Fund" Tom and Jerry are out of the Yonkers Animal Shelter, NY and are at a wonderful doggie training camp. We were so happy to help this awesome twosome via a grant from The Joey & Oreo HEAL Fund, our give-back to the community funding initiative. TOM and Jerry were found as strays tied up in a park in Yonkers NY and taken to the Yonkers Animal shelter. Favorites of many, these pups were not handling life behind bars. They were displaying an amount of kennel stress, lack of confidence and anxiety. Tom and Jerry are a bonded pair between 3-6 years old. We are not sure if they are brothers or father and son but what we do know is they need each other. In training they will learn how to live successfully in a home environment. Adopting them into a home without training would have set them up for failure and we love them to much too do that. Tom and Jerry are sweet, good with other dogs and cats, and we believe they will thrive and shine in training. Training will provide much needed boundaries and rules and teach them to trust again. With the help of The Joey & Oreo HEAL Fund they were been given a second chance....

Camille (formerly Stiletto at Brooklyn ACC #A1104697), a geriatric 8-10 year old was found as a stray, abandoned by her family. The Joey & Oreo HEAL Fund covered Camille’s veterinary expenses, which helped her being pulled by a rescue. She wasn’t in the best of shape when she came into the shelter. Camille was far too underweight for her frame, had cuts, scrapes, scabs and callouses all over her body and her face wore the many years of neglect that she’s endured. Her vision was limited due to conjunctivitis. A wonderful foster stepped up to give Camille a home for life....

Sweet, shy Champagne (Brooklyn ACC #A1101751), a 15-year old pit bull mix was surrendered to the shelter by her owner who had her for the last 10 years when she started having accidents at home. Champagne was on the “at risk” list due to kennel cough. She escaped death due the The Joey and Oreo Fund, which sponsored her stay at a farm in upstate NY, where she continues to live. She is such a gorgeous, low maintenance girl and is finally living the “vintage” life she so deserves....

Zorro (formerly Gladiator at Brooklyn ACC #A1109546), a 14-year old sweetheart was surrendered by his owner due to incontinence. Zorro is now safe at home with his new mom who adores him. The Joey and Oreo HEAL Fund helped pay for veterinary expenses and sadly Zorro was detected with bladder cancer, which is not treatable. The good news is it's not slowing him down any. He's eating very well, and is quite energetic for a 14-year old. His mom has promised that “he will be loved and spoiled for the rest of his days, may there be many.”...

Boomer, a 17 year old pit mix, was surrendered to the Manhattan ACC due to his owner’s ill-health. Poor Boomer, who was given to the owner as a gift from a family member at 2 weeks old, found himself alone and scared at the shelter. He was at risk due to his medical condition. The Joey & Oreo Fund stepped up to give Boomer love and dignity in his golden years by sponsoring his stay at a farm in upstate NY, enabling him to be pulled by a rescue....