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Jackson Came to the Rescue

By New Jersey News Group, USA (Originally in English)

Last year on Easter Sunday, Mr. Jeffrey Pattie put his eight-month-old Doberman pinscher Jackson out into the backyard of their house in Rahway, New Jersey, USA. Suddenly, Jackson rushed back to the house. As Jeffrey let the dog in, he appeared to be extremely agitated, jumped on Jeffery, barked loudly with his hair standing on end, and refused to calm down. He didn’t stop until Jeffery followed him to the backyard fence where Ms. Gloria Szkambara, their 90-year-old neighbor, was found laying on the ground, calling out for help. Mr. Pattie immediately telephoned for assistance, while Jackson stayed by her side until she was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Fortunately, Ms. Szkambara was treated in time and soon recovered. Without Jackson’s speedy action, she may not have survived this ordeal due to the wintry cold temperatures. 

Upon hearing Jackson’s story, Supreme Master Ching Hai conferred on him the Shining World Hero Award for his exceptional life-saving action. On October 2, Golden Year 6 (2009), on behalf of Jackson, Mr. Pattie accepted the Award along with $200, a Hero dog jacket, a Hero dog scarf, a big dog cushion, plus vegan dog food and treats presented by our Association members. He also received some of Master’s DVDs, animal books and vegan moon cakes.

Jackson was very excited and cooperative. He enjoyed the vegan treats so much that it surprised his caregiver who said he would try to feed vegan food to all his dogs. Jeffrey also mentioned that it was time for him to become vegetarian as well.

Thank you loving and caring Jackson for being humans’ best friend, for your selfless, heroic actions and for inspiring your caregiver to choose the noble vegan lifestyle. May God fill your days with much happiness.