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Dumped puppy 'Jo Jo' saved by alert citizen needs home

There was a puppy inside the dumped box named Jo Jo. There was a puppy inside the dumped box named Jo Jo.
Jo Jo got some food and a bath and is doing well, but Dawn Blanton says she would not have survived long where she was. Jo Jo got some food and a bath and is doing well, but Dawn Blanton says she would not have survived long where she was.
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

A puppy is resting comfortably at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane society thanks to a citizen who saw someone dumping a blue box on an empty road.

Director Dawn Blanton says someone witnessed an SUV stopping on the side with the blue box.

But there was a puppy inside named Jo Jo.

"He saw him take out a blue container. It wasn't until a little while later that he drove back by and saw a puppy sticking his head out of the blue container," Blanton said.

Jo Jo got some food and a bath and is doing well, but Blanton says she would not have survived long where she was.

'This puppy would not have been able to survive the rain we are predicting. It would not have been able to find food on it's own," she said.

Unfortunately this is not a rare occurrence. Blanton says they often get calls about people dumping dogs.

"We have a lot of phone calls where a lot of people are dropping off puppies they are dropping off dogs, and sometimes we are full, but we do ask that they call us, we will try to make room with rescues or anybody else."

She's not sure why someone left this cute one behind, but says often times people don't want the expense of having a puppy.

Now they're hoping to find Jo Jo a good home.

Blanton encourages people who are giving puppies as a pet to make sure the person they're giving them to can handle a lifetime responsibility.

She also encourages giving gift certificates for spay and neutering pets.

The Moultrie-Colquitt Humane Society offers them for $75.

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