It’s Great To Be 3 Paw Jack!
Who wouldn’t love a great beach dog like me? But just a few years ago I wasn’t such a pretty face. A person I thought was my forever friend hurt then abandoned me. They walked out and left me injured in a house that was over 100 degrees with no water and no food. My back leg was almost torn off and only hanging on by skin and fur. I was grateful when a neighbor heard me barking for help and the police broke in to take me to the animal shelter. But because I was so beat up I was pretty sure I was going on the list to be “put down”, which is a nice way of saying my short life was about to end.
You see, many of my friends that are picked up or dumped at shelters are abused, sick and sometimes even injured. Maybe not as bad as I was, but still in bad shape.
Unfortunately, most shelters have limited resources. They have to spend their money on the healthiest dogs that someone will choose to be their forever friend someday.
I remember looking back at my leg and knowing there was nothing I could do. It was a lonely, empty feeling and I pretty much figured it was all over for me. But Palm Beach Animal Care and Control took a chance. They decided that maybe if they cut my leg and tail off, someone might still want a 3PawJack.
After my operation I knew that even with only three paws I could prove I wasn’t a loser. Every time someone walked by my cage I jumped up and came over wagging my rear end. I wanted to show every one of them I could be their new forever friend. I might be one paw short, but I still had that lovable face! And I’m smart too. How else could I write this?
Then I hit the doggy lottery! I found a forever home with two other furry rescue guys and now I live the good life. I even go to the beach every chance I get.
But I’ll never forget how close I came to the end, and I don’t hesitate to ask for hand outs. I’m asking you now. Just a couple of bucks, or maybe even some unopened cans of dog food dropped off at a shelter will help keep guys like me stay alive. Local shelters need forever friends like you. Won’t you help take care of my abused friends?
Don’t forget to tell them 3 Paw Jack sent you!