Rather than Jack-in-the-box, it was more like Jack-in-the-shelter. And for a very long time. It was on September 1st, 2014, when Jack was surrendered to the Humane Society of Marlboro County shelter in South Carolina. His owners were moving and did not want to take Jack with them. A two to three-year-old Labrador Retriever-Boxer mix, Jack tested heartworm positive. Many months passed without any adopter or rescue interest. When the county decided to move the shelter and make it a kill facility in early summer, Jack’s life was suddenly in grave danger.
On June 8th Stephanie Jones, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, reached out to RADAR for help with Jack. Miracle of miracles, there was rescue interest in Jack! LotsaDogs Rescue in Ontario, Canada, stepped up to take him if he could first get his heartworm treatment done. We agreed to assist. While Jack received his first heartworm treatment on July 1st, he had to wait until September 1st to get his treatment completed due to a shortage of the medication.
On September 24th Jack began his journey to Canada. “Jack loves people and other dogs,” Stephanie told us. “He loved getting out for a walk and to sniff around the world. He has the cutest floppy ears! He is a sweet boy. This poor guy waited and waited for a rescue, so we were so happy to see him finally begin his new life!” Click here to view more photos of Jack.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Jack.
UPDATE! All funds for Jack have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Jack has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Jack:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Gail O’Connor
Added on October 12, 2015.