BIG JACK HENRY passed away this year in February from cancer. He was an owner surrender in the Manhattan Animal Care Center, and when we picked him up to foster him, he was HUGE but emaciated; he weighed only 76 lbs. Jack soon grew to be over 140 lbs, and he also became my husband, Marty's, best friend.
We found out three short months later during his neuter however, that Jack had malignant melanoma. So Jack had the tumor removed, and began his oncology appointments at AMC. Cancer couldn't stop this big guy from being happy though ... he LOVED his walks in the park, romps on the beach, swims in the lake. He LOVED being loved. He survived another two and half years and we believed he'd live forever, but he succumbed this past winter, not to melanoma, but to lymphoma.
Every dog our rescue, REBOUND HOUNDS, saves is special, and Big Jack Henry was no exception. It was an honor to know him, and to help him. He was a hero in a way, brave, quiet, stoic. Resilient. Grateful for every crumb of love and affection shown him. All these shelters dogs are ... that is why it is so important TO KEEP DOING IT. To help REBOUND keep doing it. Jack represents only one of the many "fospice" dogs Rebound helps and supports for life. Dogs too old or ill to be adoptable. Dogs who need care and vetting, often for years.
In honor of Big Jack Henry, I am asking you to please donate whatever you can to REBOUND'S Team for Strut Your Mutt. WE NEED YOUR HELP. It's so hard asking for money, but when it's for the dogs, we'll do it. I'll do it.
For Jack and all the dogs like him ...