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Puppy rescued from abuse helps 8-year-old autistic boy Published: April 29, 2013

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It’s not that Jonny can’t talk. He knows how to speak, and he can read with proficiency. But autism left him closed off and isolated, reports Today.

Then, about two months ago, everything changed. He connected with a dog.

Just months before she bounded into Jonny’s world, the pup was brought to the DeKalb County Animal Services’ shelter in Georgia after she collapsed in someone’s yard. When staff members saw her, they recoiled in shock.

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