28, 2018 'Jack
saved my life' - Burnham-On-Sea dog lover's emotional Crufts trip
devoted Burnham-On-Sea dog owner hopes her very special pet will
win a top award at Crufts after reaching the final round of the
prestigious event - and YOUR help is needed to make him a winner.
Holbrow - known to many in Burnham as Ness - says her re-homed Border
Terrier, called Sir Jack Spratticus, has "saved her life"
after helping her overcome various health problems.
news that Jack has got to Crufts is astonishing and so wonderful
- I'm lost for words," Ness told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week.
"Jack has been a Godsend for me and has had a huge impact on
Jack has helped Ness recover from Borderline Personality Disorder
(BPD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (cPTSD), Dissociative
Disorders (DD) and an eating disorder.
deserves to be at Crufts - his journey from a rescue dog is extraordinary.
I rehomed him at 13 months and I was his fourth home. He was a considerable
challenge initially because of his agressive behaviour."
spent many weeks in dog training classes and we even had to go in
a broom cupboard initially because of Jack's terrible behaviour.
He had a lot to learn."
then, he's become a wonderful pet and an incredibly special loving
companion for me."
had to cope with long breaks away from me while I have been in hospital,
but he has been there to help me recover. He's taught me what love
such a wonderully friendly dog who's loved by a lot of people in
found Canine Generated Independence last year and he's now training
to be my assistance dog."
says her hopes are high for success at Crufts. "It would be
lovely for Jack to win, but every dog will be a winner - the stories
in this category are all truly wonderful."
is among five rescue dogs who are up for the Crufts' 2018 Friends
for Life award, which shines a light on VIP dogs who play a leading
role in helping people battle adversity.
of the public can vote for the top prize winner here
before the results will be announced at Crufts in Birmingham on
Sunday, March 11th.
from over 300 applicants by judges from The Kennel Club, each of
the finalists have been chosen from five distinct categories before
being entered for an all-important public vote to name the top dog
at an awards ceremony.
winner will receive £5,000 from the Kennel Club Charitable
Trust for the dog charity of their choice, and other finalists will
also receive £1,000 towards their own canine charities.
Club Secretary Caroline Kisko said: "Friends For Life is an
opportunity to celebrate these dogs that quietly go about changing
people's lives in their own unique and special way."
of the public can vote for the top prize winner here.
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