Puppy Thrown From Car in Need of Forever Home

Things are looking up for a malnourished puppy that was tossed from a car and abandoned in Fort Lauderdale a few weeks ago, thanks to a group of workers at a nonprofit art gallery.

At the Girls' Club Foundation art gallery in Fort Lauderdale, the rescued eight-month-old red Pit Bull mix is making new friends.

"He's worth saving and that's why I named him Rebel," said Shirley Cardona.

Cardona and Sarah Michelle Rupert each take turns taking care of Rebel, making sure he gets the medical attention, training and puppy play time he deserves. They're sharing his story in hopes of preventing another dog from being thrown from a moving car.

"The car must have been going 10 or 15 miles per hour and slowly continued at that pace down the block, before I really realized the dog was being dumped out of the car," Rupert explained.

Animal lovers at the nonprofit organization felt it was only right to help Rebel find his forever home. They've reached out rescue shelters in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach.

"Every animal shelter that we came across, they were full or they didn't have space for him or they didn't have the resources for him," Cardona said.

The women believe Rebel deserves the best.

"We really need to find him a home. He's been living at the gallery for a couple of weeks and doing really well, but he needs a family," Cardona said.

If you or someone you know would like to give Rebel a forever home, call the gallery at (954) 828-9151 or email

To read about more animals that are in need of good homes, visit our All About Animals section.

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