Our mission to rescue and save animals came from the pain of tragedy.
Oct 27th ,2021 our sweet and beloved dog Jack-Jack, a 17-year-old chihuahua with dementia, slipped out our front door...the wind blew it open. Upon finding the door open our family immediately went into action taking head count of the animals in our house. We had six dogs and two cats at the time and all of them were there except one, Jack-Jack. I will never forget the pain and panic I felt.
We searched on foot and by vehicle right away, hired a pet detective, contacted lost pet rescues, got Jack-Jack on the news and posted our baby online in endless forums, pages, and animal search websites. We spent months putting up signs and handing out fliers in neighborhoods in the surrounding areas. I knocked on over 2000 doors and wanted everyone to know who Jack-Jack was. I went without sleep, I cried, and I saw how hard it was to get your baby back regardless of how hard you try. Along the months of searching though I found myself being called to different locations to check for dogs that looked like our Jack-Jack. What I found were dumped and discarded pups in rough shape who needed someone to give them a chance at a happy life. We brought them in, searched for owners just in case they had a loving owner who was missing them but a lot of times I would find solid proof that these babies were dumped so then we added them to what would become Jack Jack’s Pack. I also found many dogs just by searching for Jack-Jack while driving or walking around. I also ended up helping many dogs on the lost and found pages on Facebook. I cannot take seeing so many hurting souls. I feel in my heart Jack-Jack’s spirit has led my family to help all of these hurt babies.
Jack Jack’s Pack was officially formed on Christmas Day 2022. Our mission is to save lost pets and return them to their owners, rescue street dogs and find them forever homes, and to help rehabilitate the injured and sick dogs of Central Texas.
We have found the number of dumped dogs increase had a horrible rate since AAC has closed intake. We do our best at helping as many as we can. Since Jack-Jack went missing in October 2021 we have saved over 300 dogs and our pack at home has grown with many foster babies many who have many medical needs. A lot of these babies would have been put down had they entered the shelter system. A kitten who was chemically poisoned, quite a few dogs who were severely emaciated and almost starved to death, a sweet little dog who was left behind in an apartment that his owner moved out of and recently a husky who had to have his toes amputated after being stuck in a coyote foothold trap and living in a highly populated coyote area for months alone. These are just a few who are under our care. Every single one of them is part of Jack Jack’s Pack forever and I know in my heart that wherever Jack-Jack is in this moment that the love and care that he brought to these fur babies in need is immeasurable.
I will continue to help the forgotten dogs of central Texas for the rest of my life in honor of Jack-Jack!