The name Koa means strong and mighty. This Pit Bull mix got his name from Ronald Roy, the Rocky Mount Animal Control officer who handled Koa's neglect and abuse case in court (and won). When Koa was taken into custody last October as "evidence" he was so emaciated, weak and near death that he could barely stand. With with lots of love and care, the animal control officers nursed Koa back to good health. As Officer Roy said, "When Koa came in, he could hardly walk, and now he could pull a Mack Truck full of doggy treats!"