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A man, a dog — and how they saved one another

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: April 13, 2020 1:42 PM CT | Published: April 12, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>When Mario Chiozza saved a dog that was thrown from a truck 10 years ago, he had no idea how it would change the course of his life. The days he has left with Savior are numbered. "What we've done together is pretty incredible," he says. Chiozza is the founder of The Savior Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money to treat injured and abused dogs.</strong> (Karen Pulfer Focht/Special to the Daily Memphian)

When Mario Chiozza saved a dog that was thrown from a truck 10 years ago, he had no idea how it would change the course of his life. The days he has left with Savior are numbered. "What we've done together is pretty incredible," he says. Chiozza is the founder of The Savior Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money to treat injured and abused dogs. (Karen Pulfer Focht/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Mario Chiozza witnessed something horrible but it was later difficult to measure the good that came from it. 

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Karen Pulfer Focht

Karen Pulfer Focht

Karen Pulfer Focht is a freelance photojournalist. She has won numerous awards in her career, many for in-depth projects about children and families in Memphis. Her work is regularly published in newspapers and magazines around the world.


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