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Dog honored at national dog show for incredible recovery

Sometimes an animal's recovery is so incredible, it often elicits awe in those who hear about their story. Such is the case for Jo Jo, a pit bull terrier who went from the brink of death to recovering and helping others.

Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the pup and her new owner, Ann Marie Giron, won the grand prize in the Doing More for Pets Rescue contest, and recently flew out to Philadelphia to appear on national television. It was a trip both are willing to make, even though Jo Jo hates to travel.

"Matter of fact, she even gets sick in the car, so we have some medication to help her with that," Giron told the news outlet.

Jo Jo was hit by a car this past March and left for dead on the side of the road. However, she went into rehab and soon found her calling as a therapy dog.

"She has also been certified as a service dog and will continue to work. Even she has to work for her food," Giron told the news outlet.

Other finalists in the competition included a pug who survived malnourishment and a six-month old Siberian Husky who is thriving after a bullet wound to her head.
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