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Dr. Lynda Loudon-Sheppard, the chief of emergency medicine
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Dr. Lynda Loudon-Sheppard, the chief of emergency medicine at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, said Joey is doing well. “He tires very easily, but he’s much stronger than we ever expected at this stage,” she said. (Aug. 31, 2012)(Credit: Heather Walsh)

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Joey's first steps

Joey, a 3-month-old pit bull, has started to walk again at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island in West Islip, three weeks after his neck was fractured when someone flung him from a moving car in Brentwood on Aug. 11.