Before and after: Sweet healthy dog returned to shelter 4 months later shot and heartbroken


Update: Zeus/Janko is safe!

This is what happens when a shelter allows anyone to adopt a dog. When there are no background checks, no home visits, no follow-up phone calls, dogs can be abused, thrown into the streets, shot, or worse.

Zeus was a sweet, happy and loving puppy in March of this year. Volunteers met him and were enchanted by his playful demeanor. He was adopted, but now is back at the shelter — a different dog.

Now he sits in the corner of his kennel, terrified. He arrived at the shelter with multiple gun shot wounds on his neck, head and back leg. This is a dog who was mistreated and is now frightened. His adoption to an uncaring — perhaps even abusive — family will cost him his life.

Volunteers are trying to spread the word about Zeus (who was formerly called Janko). They are hoping that a rescue will pull him and give him a chance to recover from his physical and mental injuries. Please share his story — please help Zeus have a chance to be happy again.

Zeus aka Janko is ID #A1753110. He is listed as a one-year-old neutered Mastiff mix. There may be more information on his Facebook thread. He is at the Miami Dade Animal Services, 3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, Florida 33166. The phone number is (305) 884-1101. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Email: for more information.

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