We’re not going to tug at your heartstrings or “Sally Struthers” you into donating anything but we are looking to hook up a NEWS24/680 reader currently caring for a special dog with someone capable of caring for an animal clearly victimized by a shamefully unqualified example of humankind.
“Jagger” is a gentle, disabled 5-year-old Pointer mix who had the bad luck of entering this world as a puppy and immediately falling into the hands of a sadist. His abuser is currently in prison on a variety of charges and Jagger has made it out of his native North Carolina to Orinda, and a blissful, temporary home with a caring family.
Abused his entire life, Jagger is deaf, blind, has all four legs but is missing one paw, and he suffers from periodic seizures – the apparent result of a blow from a shovel.
His life was changed by rescuers in North Carolina and now one here in Orinda: reader Sharon McGinnis Girdlestone.
“Jagger is extremely gentle, sleeps most of the day and desperately needs a home on flat land that has easy access for the bathroom,” Girdlestone writes. “(He) loves everyone but can’t see you. He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He loves snuggles.
The right type of family would probably be low energy, home quite a bit and super conscious of his disabilities. Also, as he can’t see, he tends to seek out food by smell which could result in (his) trying to innocently eat your hand if food is in it…”
Life has been tough on this dog, but Girdlestone remains hopeful.
“I know you are out there,” she said. “If this sounds like the job for you, please message me.”
There it is…