"Jackson" is a medium-sized male 12-year-old black and white Border Collie/Chow mix (mostly black with white dalmatian-like markings on his belly and one leg). He was 'rescue/adopted' in 2001 from Cascades Humane Society (birth month was recorded as June). People typically react to him by asking to pet the 'puppy' because he looks so youthful!
Jackson's caregiver suffered a stroke on June 22 and was not found until June 24. Since that date Jackson has lived at home without his caregiver and lifelong companion. Jackson has traveled to Jackson, Michigan to visit his caregiver three times at the rehab facility and his caregiver has said that for him, this was GOOD MEDICINE.
Jackson's caregiver is making good progress in regaining strength and use of his left arm and left leg. He is anticipating carotid artery surgery as soon as his neurologist determines that it is safe to go ahead. The medical prognosis we hear is, "time will
tell." We remain hopeful that the day will come when Jackson and his caregiver can live together again, however this may not be for at least another 6 months or a year--if ever. They both deserve to make the very best of these precious days.
If you would like to help foster Jackson please contact Sylvia at: 517-673-2007