Jack, a handsome Labrador Retriever mix, arrived as a stray to the Wayne County Animal Services shelter in North Carolina on March 30th. The shelter staff named this four-year-old black-furred fellow ‘Jack Sprat’ after the nursery rhyme, but he wasn’t searching for a wife to help him “lick the platter clean,” he was searching for some care and affection. It became clear that Jack had not had the best of care, as he tested heartworm positive. He was the ‘Shelter Dog of the Day’ but his chances of adoption or rescue were greatly diminished since he had heartworms.

Karen Steers of Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina contacted RADAR about Jack on May 7th. She wanted Jack’s nursery rhyme to have a happy ending. If we could help by covering his heartworm expense, the rescue would take him. We wanted Jack’s story to have a happy ending too, so we agreed to help. Jack finished his heartworm treatment injections on July 2nd.

“Jack is active, enjoys walks, running around in the yard, and following close to people for attention,” the rescue told us. “He is not excited about crates and is working on his leash and house manners, but doesn’t jump on people or furniture, doesn’t bark much, and doesn’t chew on inappropriate things. He gets along well with kids and other dogs, and is very loving and lovable!” To see more photos of Jack, click here.

RADAR paid all $285 of the heartworm treatment costs for Jack.

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); Black Dog Fund ($50); Brian Mertz; Donna Tisdale; Maggi Berwind-Dart; Wendi LeConey

Added on July 21, 2019.

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