Help Captain Jack - July/August 11
Captain Jack came from an abusive situation, he was run over by a vehicle and left for dead. No one knows if it was on purpose or not. Someone called animal services to pick up his carcass and the shelter worker found he had a breath of life left in him.
Hope — Where there Was No Hope
She took pity on him and took Captain Jack to the vet, the vet did not give him ANY hope. The shelter worker decided to take him home anyway (followed her intuition) Captain Jack was paralyzed due to his back being broken (fractured vertebrae), his eyeball popped out (it had to be removed) from the pressure of the weight of the vehicle running over him, and his ear drums burst leaving him deaf. Captain Jack was on IV fluids and could not move for three months. He was hand fed a mash. The vet still said “no hope.”
The shelter worker did not give up on Captain Jack, in spite of the odds against him. Then one day he wiggled a toe, then a foot, the moved his leg, then wagged his little stubby tail and lifted his head. Eventually, she helped him stand up and he began to slowly walk with her help. Captain Jack gained his mobility, strength and was given a clean bill of health after months of loving care. Jack was admitted back into the shelter for adoption, but everyone walked past the one-eyed dog. Then a stroke of luck... he was admitted into the Missouri Department of Corrections Puppies for Parole Program. Jack made such fast progress he passed the CGC and first level of CLASS (Canine Life and Social Skills) test, and ultimately moved to level two (Masters Level) and then level three (Doctoral Level).
He now possesses a PhD in Life and Social Skills. He did all this by learning hand signals. He is very attentive to looking at you to see what you want him to do.
By winning this contest, this little dog would demonstrate perseverance in the face of adversity, never giving up and faith in what is possible in the face of impossible odds and obstacles. He is a living, breathing testimony to what is possible when we don’t give up and when we believe in finding opportunity even when none seems to exist.
This little dog was mentored by Hero in the Puppies for Parole program with Hero by his side. So in voting for Captain Jack we are honoring the memory of a dog that lived to help others with every single fiber of his being.
Let’s Be a Winner
The winning dog will receive a Hallmark video of his life. Captain Jack’s life would truly make a wonderful story to help others learn from his past life experiences and his hope for the future.
Thank you for your Captain Jack and honoring of Hero.