He contacted us because he was more worried about his two dogs than anything else. He had taken in a purebred Chinook male, Rogue, who had some health problems about 3 years ago and 18 months ago also took in Lolo, another Chinook with a leg injury. The dogs are everything to him and he spends a great deal of time taking them to the dog park, walking them when his leg is healthy, and mostly making friends through his dogs. He's a 2nd generation Chinook owner; his mom was a Chinook breeder in the early days of the breed's recovery. (You can learn more about Chinooks at www.chinooks.org and www.chinookclubofamerica.org or there are various Facebook pages for the breed.) My house-mate picked up both of his dogs on Sunday and we will keep them here for him as long as he needs. They won't be turned over to any sort of rescue or shelter, we'll just keep them safe and happy until they can go back to Jason.
As of now Jason has been evicted from his apartment and is staying in a motel while he tries to find housing through the various social service agencies in the Vancouver (Washington) and Portland (Oregon) area. He is also trying to see if he can get reimbursed for the money he spent going back and forth to medical appointments and hospitalizations since he has found out that should have been covered by his disability benefits. But until he gets his car fixed, he's stuck. He needs a new prostheses and wants to keep working with the same doctor and prosthetic maker (whatever job title they are called) as they think they are close to getting it right. He can't go camp out while he's in his wheelchair but packing everything up and getting it into storage before being evicted was so hard on his leg that his stump is all messed up again.
If you can help contribute to getting Jason's car fixed, it would be going to a good cause. Because of the fees involved with the fund raising, we need to raise $2500 to cover the actual repair bill, which is less than that. Anything over the actual cost of the repairs on the car will go towards helping Jason put a deposit on a new place. One where he can have dogs of course.
Thanks for anything you can do to help. (If you know of a place that he can rent in the Vancouver / Portland area where he can have two older, well trained dogs, that would be great too.)
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