Sweet Jack was already an old guy, 12 years old, when he was brought to a Virginia shelter in early October. Terrified and overwhelmed in the shelter, he couldn't even turn to look at the staff when they came to take him out for walks. Jack desperately needed to get out. Thanks to this photo, which was shared thousands of times on Faceboook, he was adopted within days.
The Daily Share and The Dodo are partnering for National Shelter Appreciation Week to bring you The Big Rescue, a week dedicated to increasing awareness for shelter pets, highlighting the joys of pet adoption, and helping adoptable pets find their forever homes.