NORTH FORK, NY – Just minutes after news broke of a dog who was dumped in a dumpster and abandoned – and now awaits a forever home in the North Fork – phones started ringing at the animal shelter where he is patiently waiting for his new family.
In 24 hours, Justice has unleashed a sea of love from people around the world who want to erase the pain he endured in his previous life and give him a second chance.
The response has been so incredible, said Gabrielle Stroup, SU Animal Shelter Operations Manager at Peconic and Aquebogue, that now a new effort has been launched on her behalf.
“The Justice Fund” will help other abused and neglected dogs, Stroup said. “We have other dogs on hold that are cases of cruelty or neglect, coming to us from killing shelters. The Justice Fund will help get these dogs here and ready for homes.”
As for justice, Stroup said the League has identified a few potential homes. Applications will be accepted until Friday at the end of the day; Then there will be meet and greets with potential families and other dogs in potential homes, she said.
“Then we’ll let justice decide who he wants his family to be,” she said. “He’s the most amazing dog,” Stroup said.
Justice, all who met him agree, maintained his sunny temper despite what he endured: According to CVN News, Jason Keith Kelley, 40, and Tonya Marie Trapp, 41, both of Rome, Georgia were arrested in August 2021 after “Police say they threw a live dog into a dumpster at a children’s daycare center.”
The CVN report said that, according to police, Trapp threw the dog by the leash, which was tied around his neck, into the dumpster, closing the lid so he could not free himself. A video has circulated that describes what happened.
But now Justice has been rescued and sent to the League in a transport, where Stroup said he was showered with love.
“Justice is taking hold very well here on Long Island. He made friends with our staff and volunteers. The time spent was an absolute pleasure. However, we are looking for his forever family who will give him the love and life he deserves,” a League post on Justice said.
Stroup said it was hard to find the words to describe Justice’s gentle nature. “He’s perfect,” she said, “I mean. perfect. Good with other dogs love, love, love, people.”
Justice is also crate trained and good with other dogs, she said.
“He’s the most amazing dog you’ll ever meet. He’s all about movement and love!”
If you can offer Justice a forever home, call 631-765-1811.