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Justice For Jack – Warning VERY Upsetting Story

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‘Justice for Jack’ A facebook group entitled 'Justice for Jack' was started by a group of animal lovers in memory of a young dog who was named 'Jack' by staff at Whitehall Dog Rescue in Wakefield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Jack was left outside the gates of Whitehall Rescue sometime between the hours of 12am and 5am on Friday 17th September and it is thought he died during that time, having been left alone wrapped in a blanket, writes Maria Daines.

Jack's extremely emaciated condition has shocked animal lovers, dog owners and indeed the general public world wide and it is quite obvious from the distressing photographs of the dog, taken after this death, that Jack had not eaten for weeks, maybe months. Now campaigners are demanding justice and in raising awareness of Jack’s story the facebook group has grown to over 20,000 members at time of writing.

Brian Wheelhouse, founder of Whitehall Dog Rescue, shared the heartbreaking story of Jack on his website and he has since been interviewed on BBC Radio Leeds. Media coverage is increasing slowly but of course in cases such as this, the faster bad news travels the sooner questions will be answered and animal advocates are hoping their campaign will help to prevent other animals from being neglected in a similar way.

A petition dedicated to Jack, calling for harsher sentences for animal abusers has risen to almost 5000 signatures. The campaign has been highlighted by a song entitled 'God Bless Jack' written and performed by UK singer/songwriter Maria Daines.

Maria and thousands of others are now wondering if a breakthrough can be made in Jack's memory which could help to protect other animals at risk of cruelty or neglect. To sign the petition or find out more about the 'Justice for Jack' campaign please visit the links below.

'Justice for Jack' facebook campaign group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=149492061753712

Jack's story, Whitehall Dog Rescue
– http://www.whitehalldogrescue.co.uk/jackbless.htm

Petition
– http://www.petitiononline.com/csjf4/petition.html

Please, please add your voice and make yourself heard. Let us not let deaths like poor Jack's be in vein.

46 Comments

46 Comments

  1. Cecilia Ward

    October 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Thank you so much for publishing Jack’s story! x

  2. Kelly Butler

    October 14, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I am so happy that you are covering this story. I am one of the members of Justice for Jack and we are all trying to get this story heard. We are sick and tired of humans thinking that they can do whatever they wish to these poor animals. We need to change the Law’s worldwide.

    THANK YOU AGAIN ON BEHALF OF ALL THE MEMBERS AND OF COURSE JACK.

  3. Alexa Smith

    October 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Just wanted to thank you so much for printing ‘Jack’s’ story, we have been working so hard to get people to know about this and it is so encouraging to see you have featured it.

    Jack represents all those animals who have suffered animal abuse and are still suffering it, by bringing his story to the attention of the public, we hope to raise awareness of this. We are encouring our members to sign our Petition asking the judicial system to hand out more severe sentences and to hit abusers where it will really hurt – in the pocket – by increasing fines. Also that abusers should be given a lifetime ban on owning ANY animal.

    Many thanks,
    Alexa

    Alexa

  4. Jules

    October 14, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks to K9 Magazine for printing Jacks story and to everyone involved with Justice For Jack. Everyone is working so hard to try and find the person responsible for Jacks torture. This person clearly needs help! you have to be pretty ill in the head to put an animal through such misery and pain.
    Please visit Justice For Jack FB page and join the search to find them.
    They need to be found to ensure they can’t put any other animals through this again.

  5. Wolfman

    October 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Dogs are kinda like kids and some people don’t know how to raise them

  6. tracey

    October 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    hi, jacks story is so sad but thanks for doing what you do to help poor animals like jack, it so hard seeing pictures like this, in a ideal world we should all love animals as to me they are part of the family.

  7. Mike

    October 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    RIP wee man – you are safe from humans now.
    Let’s hope for justice.

  8. bea

    October 14, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Absolutely disgusting, they should be flogged.

  9. Sally walker

    October 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    thank you for bring this to everyones attention, the UK is not a nation of animal lovers, someone some where must know the owners of this poor dog, this should be head line news, thanks again and good luck with justice for Jack

  10. Carly

    October 14, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Thank you K9 for publishing Jacks heartbreaking and undescribable cruelty story. May others please take the time to join Jacks page..and help to change the law all over the world on inadequate sentences for vicious criminals who inflict pain and suffering on dogs like Jack, and all animals of the planet! This story is international..and our own British National Papers (`THE SUN` amongst others) ..has described Jacks story as ” not exclusive..and has already been sorted” to one of our members who rang and pleaded with them to help to flush Jacks abuser out ! Since when has animal abuse been “old news!”?? They cant be bothered to help us!! This needs to reach far and wide to animal abusers..that they`re time is running out!

  11. Jayne Morgan

    October 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Jack’s story is so sad & the pictures made me cry, I can’t for the life of me think why anyone would do this to an innocent creature! If they couldn’t afford to feed him there are loads of charities & organisations out there to go to for help, THERE IS NO EXCUSE! I hope they find whoever was responsible & they receive their come uppance.

  12. Victoria Thomas

    October 14, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you so very much Maria and Ryan, for featuring this little lad’s story. It broke our hearts when we first saw the photos and heard what had happened.
    No-one should be allowed to walk away from this kind of neglect and ill treatment unpunished, and we are deeply grateful to you for publishing this.
    Thank you.

  13. Sam Bellamy

    October 14, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you so much for publishing Jacks story. Justice for Jack has nearly 21,000 members now all fighting to introduce ‘Jacks law’. Join us and help us to hold those responsible for cruelty to animals to account and prevent them from harming these loyal, loving creatures again!

  14. Jan

    October 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    K9 Magazine, thank you so much for covering Jack’s story, greatly appreciated. It is amazing and wonderful how everyone has come together for such a good cause. Jack lives on in a lot of peoples thoughts.

    Many thanks to each person who has taken the time to care and post such lovely comments on his FB page. For anyone who has not already joined his page please do so and sign the petition..

    Regards

    Jan (Majorjet) DogLost

  15. linda webb

    October 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Oh my dear god-who could do this to this poor little boy.
    My heart bleeds.
    Poor little soul-what suffering–and I do feel this for all human babies too-but we choose to take these animals and care for them-their well being is totally our responsibility-as ar our own children!
    So who could deny this poor creature love!

    Whoever did this -well, I just cannot justify!-it defies all humanity and compassion.
    I am just totally incenced!

    I am also this way to the way the third world countries are treated–with all th wealth and technology in the world no one should suffer-but then there are politics!!

    May god forgive them.

  16. Janette Cruickshank

    October 14, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Thank you so much for helping raise awareness to Jack, and all other animal’s who are being abused.

  17. PATTY DE

    October 15, 2010 at 1:00 am

    THE US COULD USE STRICTER LAWS ALSO. SOMEONE WHO TREATS A DOG OR ANY OTHER ANIMAL LIKE THAT HAS NO RESPECT FOR LIFE, HUMAN OR OTHERWISE! MAY JACK RIP AND HIS STORY FUEL THE NEED FOR STRICTER LAWS ON PEOPLE WHO ABUSE ANIMALS!

  18. Marian Lawless

    October 15, 2010 at 2:44 am

    We most help all of the dogs who are in need.

  19. diana adkins

    October 15, 2010 at 4:02 am

    this brought me 2 tears, i love animals. esp. dogs. this is unacceptable. whoever is responsible 4 this is not human, this is pure evil! God entrusted us with the care of His beautiful animals, why ,how ,could this happen?? i am outraged.. please keep this in the headlines!! bless ur efforts,diana

  20. Norm

    October 15, 2010 at 7:40 am

    It’s all just too SAD! I hate to see this type of thing going on. You all need to come to our country, this sort of sick situation is happening all the time! We call our self’s human beings with stuff like this happening. We are worse than animals!

  21. Julie van Niekerk

    October 15, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I feel for Jack and we sit with people who are morons. Dont they know that animals suffer too.

  22. Kate

    October 15, 2010 at 8:23 am

    These photographs are heart rending! I am still at a loss as to how anyone can cause such suffering to any animal, let alone an animal which is supposed to be “man’s best friend”! Obviously these cases show that such trust from an animal is misguided. Proper laws are needed to stop this suffering, not the usual “slap on the wrist” punishments usually meted out. RIP Jack, your suffering is over!

  23. Tracy Brown

    October 15, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Very heart breaking story – I am totally upset and distraught, I dont know how anybody could do such a monster thing to a helpless animal. You can count on me for my support.

  24. Akela

    October 15, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Omg. This is sooo upsetting; usually I’m okay with sad things, but this is crazy! The pictures made me cry!

  25. Akela

    October 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I’m sick of us humans -.- a part of me wants to be a dog 🙁 seriously. My friend was right, the world really is falling apart. It’s like 2012, just more gradual. -.-

    1- mountain gorillas
    2- dogfights
    3- animal abuse
    …4- Amur leopards – there were only 30 left in the wild in 2007!

    :'( so sad! Jack deserved to live. All dogs deserve to live.

  26. Maureen Tate

    October 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    How Terrible that this beautiful little boy should suffer and die alone and that someone may get away with this abuse. He/They should be equally tortured.,
    The online petition appears to be for UK residents only.

    Jack sweetheart Rest in Peace. You are in a safe place. Perhaps with your death some good will come about if people can force the governments into tougher laws for animal cruelty and abuse.

  27. CARING OWNERS

    October 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    How bloody awful. Having seen a dog die in a condition like that with show exhibitors who now advertise through the British Havanese Club I have to say I wish more people exposed such cruelty and exposed these scum bags who care nothing about dogs.
    RIP Jack and Siegreich Geo both of whom suffered immense cruelty at the hands of their owners.

  28. j.smith

    October 15, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Nothing surprises me any more about human beings capacity for evil – these “demons disguised as people” need to be brought to book!!

  29. umberto

    October 16, 2010 at 7:43 am

    i just wept when i saw and read the story
    how dare anyone do this to a poor creature
    i understand not everyone is an animal lover but there are plenty of people would have given the dog a home poor jack and shame on you id you were the owner

  30. carol

    October 16, 2010 at 8:32 am

    THIS IS SO SAD, ITS A HEARTBREAKING STORY THE PERSON WHO DID THIS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE ,THIS POOR ANNIMAL HAS BEEN LEFT FOR DEAD , HOW CAN ANYONE BE SO SICK ,WHO EVER YOU ARE YOUR JUST EVIL AND I HOPE YOU GO TO HELL .

  31. Sheila McMillan

    October 17, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Poor, poor dog, his suffering must have been awful. Can’t imagine how people can be so cruel, if they don’t like animals why on earth do they have them, maybe they like the power of inflicting pain. Keep up your wonderful work on behalf of helpless animals.

  32. Peanut

    October 17, 2010 at 10:29 am

    This has just been forwarded on to me, am horrified. I worked as a fosterer for a couple of years and the people that do this should suffer the same fate poor Jack

  33. Lynne Murch

    October 17, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Grateful thanks that you are covering Jack’s story!! : ) Well all I can add to the above comments which mirror exactly how I feel is that I want very much for the effects of this Face-book group…. JUSTICE FOR JACK to go very far indeed! A significant change in the law…Please add your name to the signatures due for Downing St for Harsher sentences for Animal abusers,it only takes a quick minute to sign and could change so much!..If you do not want to sign up for Face book then please Google and bring up the petition for yourselves that way! Government have to consider changes to the law in the face of such widespread public outcry! but we need those signatures to do it!! So please preferably join the group where you will find the petition link and updates on Jack’s case all the time! Share the story on your walls & ask your friends to sign and share too! Often! We need you to do this! We have more members than there are signatures on the petition at the moment so people do care but haven’t added their powerful contributions yet! So please make sure you have not missed this very important golden opportunity!! An on-line petition changed the laws in New Zealand regarding Animal abusers to such an extent they do not need any more signatures! So we must do that here in Britain! but it can only be done if we all have that same vision! : ) I felt I could not live with myself until I signed! Please sign! Thank you so much!!

  34. ROBERT

    October 18, 2010 at 12:07 am

    WE HAVE THE SAME PROBLE IN THE GOOD OLE U.S.OF A SEEN WERE A MIXE TERREIR DIED THE SAME AS JACK HER NAME WAS LACY WHAT REAL BAD THE OWERN WATCH HER FURBABY DIED. IN SIDE HER HOME..JACK AND LACY REST NOW WHEN ITS TIME FOR THE BAD PEOPLE MEET THERE GOD MAY HE LET YOU BE BY HIS SIDE.

  35. ROBERT

    October 18, 2010 at 12:14 am

    SORRY JACK ABOUT THE WAY YOU DIED I HEARD OF ONE IN THIS GOOD OLE U.S.OF A. THAT DIED LIKE YOU BUT HER OWERE HAD HER IN HER HOME AND WATCH LACY DIED.POLICE WAS CALLED AFTER WOMAN TRY TO PUT LACY IN DUMSTER.MAY YOU JACK AND LACY BE AT THE GATE WHEN THEST PEOPLE COME BEFORE GOD TO ANSWER FOR WHAT THEY DID TO YOU AND OTHER LIKE YOU

  36. hugh dempsey

    October 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    i have never seen anything so cruel in my life. poor animal im sure a human would not have been left in such a state. everybody in the world should sign and stop things like this happe ning so please start signing petition

  37. Collette Sayers

    October 18, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    There are some sick people out there – hurting defenceless animals. Would love to give them a piece of my mind and a back hand!

  38. J White

    October 18, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    This should never happen. If they didnt want or could not afford to keep him just give him to the RSPCA and let someone else give him a loving home. Poor little mite.

  39. lynda chabane

    October 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Someone must know who Jacks owner was!!!! It is their duty to come forward and give him up to the police. Justice will never be served for what poor Jack had to go through. RIP little one 🙁

  40. Julie Cox

    October 19, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Oh What a sad sad poor hound…Jack, why did the human race let you down so badly little chum?? As I look at my two rescue dogs snuggled on my bed, why didnt you have a home like this?? If there is any justice in this world, lets hope the scum that did this to you may fall on hard times and end up the way you did. If ther is any justice in the ‘next world’ we were given charge over Gods creatures… Let justice be done . Little hound you will be forever in my heart, now so sodden with tears for such a sad life. May you now rest in Peace.

  41. pam kirby

    October 20, 2010 at 12:45 am

    I only wish they could find the owner of Jack. Lock him/her away & treat them as they treated Poor Little Jack.

  42. sisi

    October 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    thank you for publishing jack story, its time for humans to stop treating animal especially dogs as if they are NOTHING. Its time to have laws that protects dogs, even putting poison everywhere as if to stop stray dogs. But they arejust killing those poor babies that is just taking a walk with their master. Having fun, now they CANT.

  43. Brian Morris

    October 22, 2010 at 1:08 am

    We live in a very sick world which gets sicker by the day, but nothing disgust me more than the cruelty to animals. People who get pleasure in these sort of acts are sick in the head. I believe in the old saying, ” a tooth for a tooth ” when and if caught, do the same to them. Animals are far more loyal than humans and deserve out trust in return. I know its to late for you, but rest in peace Jack.

  44. ANITA RATCLIFFE

    November 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I cannot look at the photos, too upsetting. God Bless you Jack. May your owner remember the Bible says “AS YOU SOW, SO YOU SHALL REAP.

  45. kirsty nelson

    February 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    thank you for publishing jack’s story let him rest in peace

  46. Jeff hoggard

    October 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    R.I.P Jack your story ive always remembered. Why is evil scum also so cowardly? If Jacks tourmenter reads this then they will know that im right to say they will never account for the pain they have caused because they are nothing but cowards. Come out from under that rock like the cockroach you are scum. karma is a real thing.

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