Lorraine Schreiber of the Burlington County Animal Alliance, along with Dr. Kim Hammer and the workers at NorthStar Vets in Robbinsville, saved the life of “Jack,” a 1-year-old Mastiff mix.
The story of “Jack” was broadcast on CBS Philly. “Jack” weighed 42 pounds at the taping and his normal weight should be 80-90 pounds. He was left to die and was found abandoned in Philadelphia, unable to fend for himself.
NorthStar Vets discovered a large mass in the puppy’s intestines that kept him from being able to digest his food. It turns out “Jack” was so hungry he began consuming socks and underwear, which became lodged in his intestines.
“He was very close to dying. I don’t think he had much time left,” Dr. Hammer said. “It is very rare to see a dog who is in this malnourished of a state.”
Dr. Hammer removed the items, but “Jack” is not out of danger yet, and his care could cost the Burlington County Animal Alliance $10,000. ”His life is worth a lot to him, so I felt he needed that chance,” Ms. Schreiber told CBS Philly. “His eyes say he wants to live. He deserves that chance.”
The Burlington County Animal Alliance is in need of donations to help “Jack” and other abandoned and neglected animals at BCAA, so if you can help please visit them at Bcaaofnj.org.