Fostering Survival

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Burlington County Times


April 24, 2016


When Vanessa Smith, of Cinnaminson, first met Julius at a shelter, he was dirty, limping and had infected bite wounds from dog fights all over his tan-and-white body, requiring a regimen of intravenous drugs.

The young, small pit bull mix was found by the Philadelphia police wandering the streets of Fishtown. He was slated to be euthanized in 24 hours.

That was a few weeks ago. These days, Julius is a lovable and loyal dog being fostered by Smith, who lives with her boyfriend and two dogs, Zoe and BlueBear.

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