GREAT NEWS JUST RELEASED FROM THE KENNEL CLUB
Vanessa Holbrow and Sir Jack Spratticus have reached the final of the CRUFTS FRIENDS FOR LIFE COMPETITION which will be held on Sunday, 11th March 2018. Vanessa and Jack have kindly chosen BORDER TERRIER WELFARE to be their nominated charity to receive £5000 if they win or £1000 as runners up.
Voting starts at approximately 4pm today 27th February. You can vote once per e-mail address per day. Voting will close at 12 noon on Sunday 11th March 2018.
PLEASE SUPPORT VANESSA AND JACK THEY NEED YOUR VOTES
See full details in the link below
Dog: Sir Jack Spratticus the Border Terrier
Owner: Vanessa Holbrow,
Border Terrier Jack, was re-homed in 2012, aged 13 months, by Border Terrier Welfare. Since then he has helped Vanessa live with enduring complex mental health illnesses, including anorexia. Jack’s fourth home but Vanessa’s first dog, he has given her stability on profound levels and offered her an existence she never imagined. Both Jack and Vanessa have had to overcome immense challenges and have bonded through intense training (obedience, heel work to music, rally and agility classes). It took a year before Jack could even be worked properly due to his fear aggression, but now the transformation in him has meant that he is able to take part in lots of different activities with Vanessa.
Together they raise awareness and breakdown stigma attached to mental health. Jack has given Vanessa the motivation and confidence to speak on local BBC radio, write articles for Rethink, the national mental health charity, and together they have raised thousands for mental health charities.
Jack was accepted by the organisation Canine Generated Independence in August 2017 and is now nearing the end of his training to be Vanessa’s assistance dog. Watch their video.