Two weeks ago, Dankworth, a junior in high school from Texas, got a call from a friend who lives on a horse ranch. While out for a ride, he'd happened upon a starving baby donkey who'd evidently been abandoned by his mother.
Unable to care for the youngster himself, Dankworth's friend reached out to her for help.
"He asked if I would like to try keep him alive," Dankworth told The Dodo. "He told me that he wasn’t in very good health and he probably wouldn’t make it through the night. I am such an animal lover, and there was no way I was gonna let that baby die."
That's how Dankworth first met Jack.