Joey the Pit Bull making huge strides

Joey the Pit Bull was found in a plastic bag on the side of the road by a passerby. He was only 4 months old

Joey the Pit Bull was found in a plastic bag on the side of the road by a passerby last summer.

Joey the Pit Bull was found in a plastic bag on the side of the road by a passerby last summer. (3/21/13)

WOODBURY - The pit bull that was thrown from a moving car last summer is making huge strides.

Joey the Pit Bull was found in a plastic bag on the side of the road by a passerby. He was only 4 months old at the time and became paralyzed after suffering three fractured vertebrae in his neck.

Lynda Loudon-Sheppard, who helped nurse Joey back to health, says his young age is what helped him heal well. Joey can now run up to a mile or go on a three-mile walk. Loudon-Sheppard says he has a slightly irregular gait, but is otherwise a normal dog.

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