Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday Tails, Help Jake!

It's Tuesday again, so I'm writing about a sweet dog that has been taken in by the Miss Gabriel Foundation and will eventually be looking for his forever home.

This foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit group organized to give severely neglected/abused dogs a place to get better and go on with a new life.

This boy is Jake and here is his story as told on his GoFundMe page. 

Hi my name is Mr Jake. I am 4 years old. Dr's say they need to see my hair grow back to tell for sure what breed I am.
A nice lady named Mandi saw me trying to walk around, all alone, on a hot day on September 6th 2015 and she knew I needed help. She reached out to everyone she could think of to try and get me some help. Mandi saved my life by bringing attention to my dire need of help.
Eventually I was surrendered at the local shelter on September 9th 2015 where I got some help and started on a medical treatment plan. I gained 5 pounds under the shelters care. Even though I was responding to the medication and the food that I desperately needed, I still needed more help.
 This is where I hit the lottery. On September 18th 2015 Miss Gabriel Foundation stepped in to pick me up, foster me and give me the 24/7 medical care I will be needing for a little bit. They have a motto and it is "Giving a second chance to dogs who never had a first chance."
I saw my new Dr (Dr April) on September 18th 2015. She has a medical plan she believes will help me.
I am emaciated and the Dr believes I had not been fed often. My ears are so infected I may have foreign objects in them that need to be removed. My toe nails are so overgrown they are twisting my toes in odd positions. My skin has a disease where I am losing hair, I smell badly, my body is covered in scars and scabs. All of these are very painful. I am a little anemic from lack of food and my bleeding sores. My white blood cell is high due to infections. My blood results show I am having a serious allergic reaction.
I have to go into surgery September 22nd 2015 to have my ears and nails worked on. We are not sure what they will find or whether this will be a temporary or permanent fix.

Visit Mr Jake's Facebook for updates on his condition and needs.  He is supposed to be having his surgery today. 

You can also follow him on these social media pages. 

Mr Jake's Youtube 

Mr Jake's Google + 

Mr Jake's Twitter 

His care and treatment will be expensive so if you can find it in your heart, please spread the word, or better yet donate to his care. 

All donations are tax deductible:
Miss Gabriel Foundation
Non Profit Corporation 501(c)(3)
Tax ID# 47-4966288

You can go to his GoFundMe page or to these sources: 

Directly to his Dr at:
Riverside Park Veterinary Clinic
111 E. Park Street
Grants Pass, OR 97527
account of Kimberly Howell C/O Mr Jake

Send funds or donated items to:
Miss Gabriel Foundation
P.O. Box 718
Rogue River, OR 97537

The Miss Gabriel Foundation has put together a wish list on amazon if you'd like to donate items for his care at Mr Jake's Wish List. 

Hoping this boy will recover and find his forever home soon!

We're joining the Tuesday's Tails blog  hop today hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs. This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!


  1. These are powerful posts and I thank you for writing them. What a wonderful thing you are doing getting awareness to these beautiful creatures!! Sending prayers to Mr. Jake and all those helping him find his forever home.

    1. Thank you for reading it. I only pass on the message. Howells are the ones making sure he has what he needs.

  2. What a tale, hoping Jake will find his forever home soon enough.

  3. Poor Mr. Jake! Shared and hope he's able to get all the help he needs and a loving forever home.

  4. Poor Jake, look at those sweet eyes of his. Hoping he finds his forever family soon to give him the love & attention he deserves.

    1. He does look like a sweetheart, doesn't he?

  5. Aww poor fellow! Hope he finds his family soon!

  6. Poor boy. So thankful he is getting the help he needs. He looks like he is a gorgeous boy. Sharing and hoping he gets well soon and finds a new forever home.