Little is known about Jacky’s past. Somehow, this approximately four-year-old Labrador Retriever mix ended up at the high-kill Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Kentucky in late October. Despite being a typical lovable Lab, Jacky had two big strikes against him: he was large and black.
Black dogs are one of the specific types of at-risk dogs RADAR focuses on, since black dogs (along with senior dogs) are among the least likely to be adopted, and are at the greatest risk of being euthanized at kill shelters. With Jacky being both a large and black dog, he is a good example of Big Black Dog (BBD) Syndrome. Click here to view the “Plight of Big Black Dogs” video.
When we saw a posting about Jacky, we offered RADAR’s assistance to help with vet care costs as an incentive for a reputable rescue to take him. With time running out, the volunteers with the Bourbon County Rescue in Kentucky agreed to take Jacky! To see more photos of Jacky, click here.
The rescue’s volunteers even took care of the costs of Jacky’s initial vetting. And that vetting had good news: Jacky is healthy and tested heartworm negative. He is now in foster care, and awaiting being neutered.
RADAR has committed to covering Jacky’s upcoming neutering cost of $39.
UPDATE! All funds have been raised for Jacky! Thank you!
UPDATE! Jacky has been adopted!
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 Jacky:
Debbie Cochran; Jennifer Kleme
Added on November 13, 2012.