This is the story of our dog Joey. As he enters his 10th year, I wanted to share his inspirational journey once again—a story that reminds us to never give up hope.

Joey was brought to the ER where I worked. He was tortured as a bait dog and then thrown away when they were finished with him. He was paralyzed in all four limbs. But his tail still worked.

Through his tail, Joey communicated to me that he wanted a chance to live. So, I gave it to him. Others judged me for it. Many thought Joey should’ve been euthanized. But my intuition has never steered me wrong.