Punky lived with a successful feral dog pack in the remains of the Brewster Projects. Punky was by far the most friendly dog in the pack. She would come right up to the car for food. One day a movie crew came into the Brewster Projects to film a movie, called Detroit Animal Control and scared away the pack. Punky was feared to have been caught and euthanized until she showed up months later in a different feral dog pack 6 miles away.
Punky has made great strides in the feral dog program at The Devoted Barn. She loves getting attention from all humans. She will jump right up and curl up in your lap if the mood strikes her. She is now ready for a feral foster to teach her how to live in a home.
Read more about why Punky is so special below in the words of one of her rescuers, Mike Walzak:
The day we trapped McGraw Punky looked devastated she wouldn't let us catch her but she was clearly upset that we took her best friend. Lori never gave up on Punky, and about 7 weeks later Punky walked right into Lori's trap, almost as if she knew it was her last chance to survive. She had many puncher wounds and some were getting infected. Today Punky is healing fine, she is such a sweet dog she loves being petted, her tail is wagging and she seems happy.
I don't know how dogs like this end up on the street, they were both someone's pet at one time. I hope they end up in a loving home someday, but for now they get a chance to heal and learn that people can be there friends at the Devoted Barn.
I first met Melissa when I was trying to find help for Punky and her pack on the streets. As we were searching around the Brewster projects for Punky's pups Melissa said someday she would like to open a sanctuary for dogs and here we are a year and a half later. Punky was the first street dog I shot a photo of I never would have dreamed it would turn out like this.
Check out Punky's television debut: http://www.clickondetroit.com/lifestyle/pets/punky-the-dog-needs-a-home/31604374