A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

Posted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on February 22, 2011

Today’s daily action for National Justice for Animals Week is: suggest a caption for the recent photo of Justin, the week’s official mascot.

Frail and abused, the hungry, 19-pound Doberman mix was locked inside a bedroom in a foreclosed home in New York State when a Suffolk County SPCA officer discovered him. Now named Justin (he was rescued "just in time"), the dog who was found covered in feces, dangerously underweight, and not expected to survive is a healthy 55 pounds, resides with the officer who saved him, and is the namesake of a brand new law that promises to keep track of animal abusers in Suffolk County.

Justin weighed only 19 pounds when rescued.
Justin at the time of his rescue

ALDF is delighted to have as the co-sponsor of our 2011 National Justice for Animals Week Legislator Jon Cooper, the author of “Justin’s Law,” which, passed just months ago, creates the world’s first ever publicly accessible and searchable database of those convicted of crimes against animals. We are also delighted to have the now happy Justin as the week’s official mascot!

 “Justin has already been saved,” says Suffolk County SPCA officer Regina Benfante, whose family adopted Justin after he recovered. “But this law will help ensure that more animals will be spared from the horrors Justin experienced, or even worse.”

Justin today
Justin today!

  1. Suggest a caption for this photo of Justin, healthy and safe in his new forever home!
  2. On Facebook, show your supporting by “liking” your favorite creative captions. 
  3. Protect animals by getting a “Justin’s Law” passed in your own community. Sign ALDF’s petition at ExposeAnimalAbusers.org, asking your own legislators to support an abuser registry bill like the recently passed Suffolk County Law.

2 thoughts on “A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

  1. Lucia Prados says:

    Great work!!! I really love this kind of love!!! Congratulation.. I live in Brazil, otherwise I would take him to live with me…

  2. Mona says:

    . . .what a wonderful unconditional love story.
    The caption for Justin should read: “The grass is definitely greener on the other side”.

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