Jake is a 5 year old Pittie Lab mix who was found outside curled up in a ball in below freezing conditions. Frostbite on his paws, his body just skin and bones, he had no one to love and no place to go!
SNK9 was contacted by a concerned citizen for help but we had no room for Jake. The only other option was to bring Jake to a nearby local shelter. We were very familiar with that specific inner city shelter, their high euthanasia rate as well as extremely poor conditions…..so that was not an option. We posted a request for help on our facebook page and as the “power of sharing” went into high gear, we finally received an offer to foster Jake as well as several donations toward his medical care. So it was a done deal…we were taking him and he would be safe!
Judging from his emaciated body and thick calluses on his joints, Jake has had a rough life thus far but his soul is warm, kind, gentle and loving. He is currently in a foster home surrounded by a wonderful family and young children including an infant. He is also good with other dogs and cats. For those that would draw a conclusion about Jake or other dogs with similar appreance, Jake is a perfect example of proving how wrong stereotyping dogs can be! Once he gets stronger and healthier, Jake will be neutered and he will then be available for adoption.