Jacques’ Story

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Jacques wandered into the yard of a kind couple in a small town near the shelter.  They found him barely alive, snuggling up to their Dachshund for comfort.  They called the humane society in their town, but there was no way they could handle such a drastic situation, so the humane society volunteer called HUA to help.  We knew it would be bad but weren’t quite prepared for what we saw when he arrived.  Jacques had been torn up by another animal, perhaps a dog, perhaps a wild animal, but something definitely large in size.  He had tears in his neck, sides, rear and scrotum.  The wounds were terribly infected and maggots were everywhere.  Our vet in Nebraska City had left his clinic for the day, but was called back in.  While trying not to faint from the sight and smell, Jacques was rushed in to be triaged.  His wounds were cleaned and he was sewn up in several places, while other places had to stay open for wounds to drain.  He came to Omaha the next day where he spent the week at another veterinarian’s office being treated for infection and making sure all of the creepy crawlies were gone.  Jacques is now back at the shelter where he is on antibiotics for two weeks and has to have special salve applied to his wounds several times a day.  His blood counts were not good due to infection and being so malnourished so he will need to wait for his general vet work (neuter, dental, microchip) for at least another three weeks.  He needs time to heal.  The HUA vets are very optimistic about his recovery.  Jacques is being kept clean and enjoying his quiet rest times in his new soft dog bed.  He is very much liking the soft canned food with whole peas and carrots in it and doesn’t mind taking his pills at all if they are in this delicious treat.  A week has already brought about a rapid change for Jacques.  He could barely lift his head on the day he came in and didn’t have the strength to eat.  He is now standing, walking and very interested in food.  Although his wounds hurt badly he is taking comfort in the people caring for him at HUA.  Please think of Jacques during his recovery.  If you would like to help with his medical bills please click here to donate online or text GIFT to 20222 to donate $10.  Data rates and standard text messaging charges may apply.  We thank you and Jacques thanks you for caring so much about him.  Without you we could not save dogs like Jacques who need more time and attention than most shelters can give.  Jacques’ story easily could have had a sad ending, but together we will fight to make sure it is a happy one.  If you are interested in adopting Jacques once he has recovered please write to us at hua@hua.org.

UPDATE:  Jacques was adopted and is doing beautifully!  He is featured in our holiday mailing.  Click HERE to sign up for our snail mail mailings.

12 Responses to “Jacques’ Story”

  1. Michelle Hughes Says:
    September 4th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Oh my gosh! These poor little babies! Poor Jacque!!!! I’m so glad the Lord led him to those nice people who called the Humane Society! This poor little baby!!! Bless his heart! I donated via text to help with his care. My heart is hurting for this poor little guy!!!!

  2. Sara Robinson Says:
    September 8th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Jacque’s story broke my heart! I am so happy he is now at HUA being loved, cared for, and prepared for his new life. I sent a text donation for him on behalf of Wilton, our special little HUA adoptee.

  3. Iva Rahlf Says:
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    What a survivor! Stay strong Jacques. Sending positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Will be watching for updates.

  4. HuaLori Says:
    September 10th, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Jacques is feeling much better. He hangs onto people for dear life and is taking his medications well. Good news from yesterday is that he has a nice family interested in adopting him once he is recovered. Yea!!!

  5. Deborah Says:
    September 10th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Jacques – we’re sending you lots of love and hoping for a speedy recovery. You’re in loving hands now!

  6. Pam Says:
    September 11th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Jacques, Prayers are being sent your way so you feel better and heal quickly. Your such a sweet little puppy. I pray everything goes well so we can welcome you into our home soon. Sending hugs and kisses :)

  7. Jean Says:
    September 12th, 2011 at 6:41 am

    That cute little poodle deserves a happy life after what he has suffered. It is amazing how dogs like this survive such horrors. Teaches all of us to remain positive that better times are coming.

  8. Ruth Says:
    September 14th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Dearest Jacques – You know what I see? I see a beautiful, fabulous, gorgeous guy/spirit that was sent to HUA by the grace of angels in order to show everyone that underneath your exterior, is an actual angel yourself. I am thrilled to hear that there is a wonderful family waiting to adopt you. Otherwise, I’d come and get you myself you sweet little lamb.

  9. Iva Rahlf Says:
    September 19th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    How is Jacques doing?

  10. HuaLori Says:
    September 21st, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    He is doing very well. He healed up quicker than we could have imagined he would. He had a special balm for horses that the vet gave us for his injuries and it was really amazing how quickly it worked. He should be strong enough to go in for neutering this week and then be off to his new family.

  11. monica Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    thank you so very much for all the love and care you give the lost and hurt. you are doing Gods work, ya’ll are his angels at work..the gate is open..

  12. June Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    He is adorable. I just wanted to cry when I heard his story. I had to send a donation to help him. I have two little doggies and my one just had two surgeries. I know the cost of the surgeries and I know how it hurts to see them hurt. My heart goes out to Jacques and all the dogs. I hope my donation helps some. I hope he has a good life with his new family.

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