“His name is Jack and he’s in Pen #10. Help him please…”
And so begins the story of Jack, an emaciated red pittie at Apache Junction Animal Control.
In his short life, Jack hadn’t experienced much love or care. His exposed ribs and sinewy frame testified to the neglect and starvation he’d experienced, but it was his sad expression that spoke volumes.
With the help of Lulu’s Angel Fund, Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue stepped in to claim Jack and here’s where his journey to health begins. Stressed out and afraid to eat, his weight declined in animal control and he developed Demodex mange. His coat showed the effects of poor nutrition and his testicles were swollen.
Once home with his foster mom, all that changed. He ate everything that was offered to him - putting on 15 pounds of desperately needed weight in just a few weeks. Hot packs and meds brought down the testicular swelling and a second round of medication had his mange healing nicely. Oh…and he’s starting to get more playful! While Jack’s favorite activities are speeding through his foster’s backyard and playing with his ball, he’s worked hard to master the basic obedience commands including Heel, Sit, Stay, and Leave it.
Lulu’s Angel Fund was established by the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition (PACC911) to provide financial assistance to encourage PACC911 Partner Groups to step forward for those animals who have been seriously abused or injured and are in desperate need of help to survive. PACC911 is a non-profit organization uniting the local rescue community through adopt-a-thons, humane education, fundraising and the unique Emergency Medical Fund (EMF) available exclusively to its 100+ rescue partners. PACC911’s EMF has allowed its partner rescues to save thousands of animals by providing financial assistance to offset costly medical treatment. PACC911 relies on donations to sustain this life-saving fund. For more information on PACC911 or to donate to the EMF, please visit www.pacc911.org, call 602-992-4779 or mail your donation to: PACC911, 10645 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. 200-516, Phoenix, AZ 85028.
Please visit www.valleyofthesundogrescue.com or call 480-228-0126 to learn more about Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue.