Friday, September 26, 2014

Penelope the Paraplegic Pit Bull

Welcome, Penelope the paraplegic pit bull...

Penelope came into a local shelter from Camden city after being hit by a car. Sadly no one claimed her...

Although she arrived with hind leg paralysis, she has shown improvement with steroids. X-Rays showed that there was nothing out of place, nothing broken and so there is hope Penelope may regain the use of her legs. She retracts from deep pain, which indicates Penelope does have some feeling in her legs and initially she was unable to move her tail, but just a few days ago she did! Joa's Arc wants to give Penelope a chance at regaining some or all use of her hind legs.

Joa's Arc is hopeful for Penelope and we need your help for the next step - hydrotherapy, PT and acupuncture. She has a long road ahead, but this happy girl is so worth it! I am super excited to make the announcement that Joa's Arc has stepped up to save a paraplegic pit from a local shelter! Hit by a car in Camden and never claimed... Everyone, please welcome PENELOPE

She's already made great steps (no pun intended) in the right direction: pulling away from pain (proving she feels) and no use of her back end at all to wagging her tail the other day!! Joa's Arc is hoping that with more time & treatment that Penelope may regain some of the use of her back legs!

You can read more here and please consider helping us help her -

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New fundraising page

There's no end to our medical expenses, but we know these little lives are so worth it! 'Nitra & friends" need your help. Please consider donating...

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Sunday, September 14, 2014


Hey, friends, we try to keep this blog as up to date as possible, but sometimes you just can't beat Facebook for quick updating ... make sure to check us out here as well: Joa's Arc on Facebook.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Joa's Arc on ABC6 tomorrow

Joa's Arc (and Bug a Boo) will be on during Wpvi 6-ABC (Philadelphia) Action News on 9/13/2014 Saturday (tomorrow!!) at 9am

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Great Read

Here is a great read: Rescue Pets Are Priceless, NOT free

Our adoption fees are $50 for cats/kittens and $125 for dogs regardless of their medical cost to us here at Joa's Arc. We could never recoup what we put into their care financially, but our goal is to find them the perfect home. They are special ... and so are their adopters!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Introducing Lola and Lorenzo

Meet Lola and Lorenzo...

They were pulled from Cumberland County Animal Shelter earlier today. Lola has mild cerebral hypoplasia, which makes her appear clumsy. Lorenzo has no special need and is one lucky boy - he shared a cage with Lola and we just couldn't leave him behind.

These kittens are about 5 weeks old. She is playful, eats on her own and uses the litter box. He is a little shy, but that won't last long. They are about 5 weeks old and will be available for adoption in the near future - after they've done some growing.

The first time we saw Lola (then "Abby")...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Have You Adopted From Joa's Arc?

Have you adopted from Joa's Arc? If you find the time this month, please shoot an email with an update and photo of your Joa's Arc alum to Jen W of Joa's Arc - she's working on something special for October!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Nitra Update

Little Miss Nitra did wonderful today when she had her evaluation with Dr. Vygantas at NorthStar Vets.

Nitra's surgery is scheduled at NorthStar on October 9th and we are hoping to get her spayed at the same time. Please consider donating to Joa's Arc to help with our medical bills. Without you, we can't help them...

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