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ASPCA Happy Tails: A Dog Worth Waiting For

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 11:00am
Happy brindle pit bull

In 2011, Spike (also known as Spice) was living in a squalid basement. Tied to a wall with a short leash, he had no access to food or water. He was severely emaciated, weighing only 32 pounds when the ASPCA rescued him. Over the next two years, staff at the ASPCA nursed him to health and brought his weight up to 54 pounds. But despite his sweet, loving temperament, Spike just couldn’t find a home. We worried he might never get adopted. Then, on Christmas Eve, we got the greatest gift of all.

Joe and Lou, two brothers from New Jersey, first learned about Spike on Facebook. They had been looking for a dog for a while when someone shared Spike’s photo on their timeline. “I figured the right dog would come along eventually, and he did,” said Lou. The very next day, December 24, they went to the ASPCA Adoption Center and adopted Spike.

Emaciated pit bull

Many ASPCA staff said goodbye to the precious pit bull with tears of joy—no one more so than Animal Care Technician Trevor Simms. Trevor worked with Spike daily during his time at the ASPCA. Despite the bittersweet goodbye, Trevor couldn’t have asked for a better holiday miracle.

“Finally,” was all he could manage to say.

Spike now spends his days with Joe and Lou at their racing shop in New Jersey. He spends his nights in their warm, loving home.

Ready to help more animals like Spike in 2014? Join us! Become an ASPCA Guardian, and for just a few cents a day, you can make a huge impact on countless lives.

ASPCA staffer hanging out with dog

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Kay Roberts

Yes there is, it's called the fire pit....

Angie

I hope you are right Lin. I would imagine that if its true that its well deserved; the proper punishment.

Elizabeth Pratt

I truly believe there is also. WTG Spice!

LYN

I HOPE SO I DO KNOW THEY WILL COUNT FOR HOW THEY HAVE TREATED GOD AWESOME CREATION

Raine20

You are so right !!! each time I read or see a abused animal my heart aches , my stomach feels empty . And I cry and think about it for days , I know that God will have all cruel abusers get what is coming to them.. They are God's creatures and we are supposed to care for them, but evil mankind is sick.

elizabeth

And I hope there is a special section where we can watch them squirm.

Beth

Oh, I sure hope there is a special hell waiting for these types!

susan

I pray that is true.

Donna

Sure hope so!

roberta

I hope you are right, to hurt these poor loving animals a person should be sent to a special section of hell, forever! I cry every time I read these stories and I am overjoyed and thank God when they are helped. Thank you to all the loving, kind , compassionate wonderful people.

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