“Life on the streets of rural Texas is hard…. Sadly for JJ this was the world he was born into,” wrote Great Pyrenees Rescue Society (GPRS) of a large dog they found with a jar on his head. “Unwanted, left to fend for himself, skeletal thin and starving, he searched for food. In a desperate attempt to find something to diminish his hunger he came upon a plastic jug that contained some remnants of food.”
That’s when the dog, desperate for food, tried to lick food out of a jug. The result was life-threatening.
Said JJ’s rescuers on Facebook, “His only thought was of his hunger and his sense of smell told him there was food in that jug. In an effort to get to the crumbs, the jug became wedged on his head. Unable to get the jug off by himself, he spent days without food or water until his plight was discovered by a Good Samaritan.”
That’s when Great Pyrenees Rescue Society was notified and a group of volunteers “jumped into action.” Poor JJ was dehydrated and emaciated and was rushed to the veterinarian.
Fortunately, the jug was removed safely and JJ was finally in the care of people who could help him. He went into foster care and after some TLC and good meals JJ was on the mend and ready to be adopted.
And shortly after he found a forever family. Now named Jack, “his new family says he loves snuggling on the bed and getting lots of playtime.”
Reflecting on JJ/Jack’s journey, GPRS wrote, “We just love these happily ever afters.” So do we!
To see the dogs Great Pyrenees Rescue Society has available for adoption or to help their efforts, visit their website.