Jameson — Emerging Hero
Jameson was brutally beaten by his previous owner in 2014, when he was just five months old. Thinking he had killed Jameson, his former owner tossed him into the back of his pick-up truck, drove him across town and threw him over a snowbank. Through a series of fortunate events, the police were able to find Jameson and save him. He had a fractured skull and needed a craniotomy. I was one of the rescuing officers that night and adopted him. Being a police officer and often seeing the worst in people, it was heartwarming to see the amazing kindness and generosity of our community, as well as people all over the country who donated to help save him. He now has a happy home with his siblings, a senior Golden Retriever, a deaf Dalmatian and a previously abandoned tripaw. We have written a children’s book to teach children, who may not otherwise learn, that it is wrong to hurt animals. In addition to providing daily smiles and laughs through his FB page, we have a very successful annual fundraiser where we collect and then donate supplies for local animal organizations and shelters, helping countless other animals in need. Jameson has become an ambassador and hero against animal cruelty, speaking at schools and other civic organizations to help educate and spread awareness of animal cruelty as well support, promote and participate in countless other charitable animal events. Jameson is a hero for his perseverance in overcoming his abuse and pawing it forward.