American artist and caricaturist, W. W. Denslow, imagined Jack as a dog in the common nursery rhyme that goes like this: “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candlestick.” According to the Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, jumping over a candlestick without being burned was said to be good luck. This Jack, a two-year-old Lab mix, arrived at the Columbus County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on May 5th as a stray. Unfortunately, he was extremely thin at the time of intake, so it was assumed that he had been on the street for a while. Jack tested heartworm positive, which put him at risk.

On May 12th, Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina reached out to RADAR in order to save Jack. If the costs of his heartworm treatment could be covered, they could take him in. We agreed to assist, and Jack was rescued! After he was neutered, Jack received his heartworm treatment on June 19th and 20th.

Jack’s foster treasured his gentle spirit and calm demeanor. We were told that “he is one of the calmest dogs I’ve ever met. He is house trained and will go in his crate. He is extremely gentle and very sweet. He gets along with both of my female dogs.” Click here to view more photos of Jack.

RADAR paid all of Jack’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $319.

UPDATE! Jack has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Jack have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Jack:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Priscilla Rothe; Anonymous

Added on July 22, 2017.

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