As Randy Jackson of American Idol fame might say to this Jackson, “Wassup, dawg?” Jackson, a four-year-old Beagle mix, was found as a stray and taken to the Surry County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina on April 21st. The shelter staff noticed that Jackson didn’t seem to have any idea of what to do with a toy, leading them to conclude that he never had received much attention. He was very scared in the shelter and very grateful for any human contact. Sadly, he tested heartworm positive.
On April 22nd, Mayberry 4 Paws in North Carolina, an organization that helps facilitate and find rescues for the at-risk dogs at the very rural Surry County shelter, sought our help for Jackson (who was originally named Harvey). We agreed to assist with his heartworm treatment costs, which enabled Mayberry 4 Paws to pull Jackson. On May 11th, Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina came forward to take Jackson. He received his heartworm treatment on June 16th.
“Jackson’s a happy boy and loves being around other dogs!” his foster mom said. “It seems like he’s enjoying life inside, and asks for belly rubs by flopping over onto his back when you walk up to him. When he rolls around on his back in the grass and on rugs, he sticks his tongue out and wags his tail! He’s a total gentleman and people pleaser, and is getting better around strangers. He was timid right after he was picked up as a stray, but he’s starting to realize that people want to help him and be kind to him!” Click here to view more photos of Jackson.
RADAR paid all of Jackson’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $204.
UPDATE! Jackson has been adopted! His new name is Charlie!
UPDATE! All funds for Jackson have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Jackson:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Susan Stephens
Added on July 24, 2016.