Hello, I’m Jackson. As a seven-year-old Miniature Pinscher, I’ve lived many good days, including the day that I was adopted from the Rockingham County Animal Shelter in North Carolina five years ago. I never thought that I’d be going back there, but unfortunately, I did. My elderly owner just couldn’t take care of me anymore, because they needed to move to an assisted living facility. So, there I was, back at the shelter, once again dreaming of the day that someone would rescue or adopt me. Only this time, I was heartworm positive, which coupled with being a senior dog, hindered my chances of starting a new life.

Despite the odds, Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE) in Richmond, Virginia, found out about me and wanted to pull me from the shelter. The problem was, they needed help with the cost of my heartworm treatment. So, Vicki Powell with the rescue contacted an organization called RADAR to see if they could assist. They agreed, and I was able to get slow-kill treatment for those darned heartworms.

Sure, I have a few things that still bother me, including facial paralysis on one side of my face. But that doesn’t stop me from greeting each day with a smile. I’ve enjoyed the old days, and now I’m ready to enjoy lots of new and exciting adventures with people and dogs alike. Click here to see more photos of me!

RADAR paid all of Jackson’s initial slow-kill heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $190.

UPDATE! All funds for Jackson 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 Jackson:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Sarah Lizee, who also wrote this post for Jackson

If you are interested in adopting Jackson, please contact Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE).

Added on September 29, 2019.

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