Jack Jokinen and his wife Emily woke up at 4am to find an unfamiliar dog in their living room.
The dog sitting in the middle of the floor – wet, shaking and scared.
Jokinen pulled up the CCTV, the dog limped down the sidewalk past Jokinen’s house and then doubled back to look up the staircase 3:15 a.m. She cautiously pattered up the five steps and through the open front door.
The dog didn’t have a microchip. They decided by that point they wanted to make the dog, who is between 7 and 9 years old, the newest member of their family. They named her Suzyn Pupman.
Jokinens brought the dog to an emergency vet and paid for a $72 exam. They learned that she had ticks and fleas, damaged teeth, infected paws and an atrophied leg.
Jokinen is collecting donations through Venmo and PayPal while maintaining a public spreadsheet detailing where the money will go. Any funds that are left over after Suzy is nursed back to health will go to a yet-to-be-determined charity, Jokinen said. He said he had raised more than $25,000