“On Aug. 24, 2017, beagle no. 2035192 was released from his five-year captivity,” Astorian Tom Ank wrote. “He was born in a cage in June 2012, raised in a cage, and used for product testing so American companies could sell products in China. Much of his litter died. However, 2035192 persisted.”
On Aug. 24, 2017, the dog was released to Northern California Beagle Rescue, and the word went out. On Aug. 25, Tom and his wife, Carrie, began “the odyssey to save him.” They set off for California, “not to just pull him from a cell, but to really rescue him.”
“On Aug. 26, beagle no. 2035192 was renamed Jack,” Tom noted. “He rode in the back of a car for 12 hours, and found his home. He saw the sun for the first time. He felt grass under his toes. He had his first adventure.
“Now, six months later, Jack is an Astorian. He takes walks downtown. He knows that people are his friends, and offer pets and scratches without condition. Jack knows the beach, the streets and the woods. Jack loves the rain and is happy to meet new people. He waits impatiently for his walks every day.”
“So, if you see Jack dragging a person behind him,” Tom added, “please take a moment and say hello. He promises to be your friend.”