3/17/17 – MEMORIAL
Jenkins was picked up as a stray and found himself at the shelter. His owners were contacted and they did not want him back. Jenkins was neutered at the shelter and the next day he came down with an upper respiratory infection. He was then diagnosed with pneumonia. AABR quickly got Jenkins out of the shelter. He arrived at his foster home, checked things out, and found a spot to rest in the sunlight by the door. Jenkins was home. He had a rough night, though, and began coughing up blood. Jenkins was seen by the best internal medicine veterinarian at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island. Sadly, it was determined that Jenkins did not have pneumonia as previously thought. A tumor was found in his lung. Jenkins did not pass alone. A caring rescue volunteer stayed by his side and told him that he was loved. His ashes will be returned to the foster home where he spent his final night, the home where he was loved and respected. May Jenkins give us the strength to continue to help the unwanted, abused, and neglected dogs. Enjoy paradise, sweet Jenkins. I know you will always follow the sun.