In honor of Big Jack Henry, I am walking to support Rebound Hounds in their mission to save homeless pets!
Jack Henry, my family’s enormous Rottie, passed away in February from cancer. He was an owner surrender at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. We picked him up with the intention of fostering him but knew immediately where he was meant to be. He was malnourished, only weighing 76 lbs., but he was HUGE with a body like a Great Dane and the face, stubby tail, and sassy attitude of a Rottweiler. Jack soon grew to be over 150 lbs; a wrecking ball in the house, and my father’s very best friend.
We found out three short months later that Jack had malignant melanoma. His tumor was removed, he lost a paw toe, and life continued on as normal. Jack loved his walks in the park, romps on the beach, and swims in the lake. He loved barking at absolutely nothing and following my dad around incessantly. Everything Jack did put us in awe, he was goliath in a fur coat. He survived another two and a half years and we believed (hoped) he'd live forever, but this past winter his illness progressed and with the greatest regret we watched his cancer consume him.
Every dog that Rebound Hounds saves is special and Big Jack Henry was no exception. It was an honor to know him and to help him, even for just the short time that he was with us. All of these shelter dogs are special and that is why it is so important to keep helping them. Jack represents only one of the many "fospice" dogs - dogs too old or ill to be adoptable - that Rebound Hounds supports for life.
This year, I’m participating in Strut Your Mutt, a fundraising walk hosted by Best Friends that saves the lives of homeless pets right here in my community and all across the country.
Please support me by making a donation to my page. Your gift helps homeless pets and will support the animal welfare group I’ve chosen to walk for.
This cause means so much to me and I am grateful for your help. Every day, about 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters, simply because they don't have safe places to call home. Each one is a loving pet just like yours and mine.
Together, we can Save Them All and reduce that number to zero. Thank you for your kind support.