Kids Try to Save Boonville Stray Dog: Sarah's Stories

8 years 5 months 5 days ago Monday, May 14 2012 May 14, 2012 Monday, May 14, 2012 12:23:00 PM CDT May 14, 2012 in News
By: Sarah Hill
loading

(Columbia) A Boonville stray dog needs your help. Jayson, a Dachshund, was hit by a car.  The impact injured him so severely he couldn't walk or wag his tail. Jayson owes his health to a group of kids, a lemonade stand and a dog named Jordan. Jordan, a Golden Retriever has never met Jayson but he might have saved Jayson's life.

"Boonville Police picked him up off of the street after he was hit by a car. The owner didn't come forward, " said Sarah Collins of Columbia Second Chance referring to Jayson's injuries.

With a shattered pelvis on both sides, unable to walk or move but a few inches, Jayson faced being put down. He needed a 35 hundred dollar surgery. Columbia's Second Chance started sharing his story and Abby Schaben, a 7 year old was listening.

"Sad...because it reminded me of my dog that died."

Abby's dog, Jordan, passed away just last year.

"When he got sick my parents had to carry him into bed....sick by cancer and it died," said Abby from the office of Horton Animal Hospital Northeast in Columbia.

Not wanting to see Jayson face the same fate as her dog Jordan, Abby and friends like Carter Foutch started selling lemonade, donating money from their savings and cleaning out their closets to hold a garage sale. Their efforts kick started a fund-raising campaign to try to save Jayson's quality of life. The MU Vet school performed the 5 hour surgery and Horton Animal Hospital Northeast cared for his recovery.

"I just cant get over how amazing it is when kids find out like that they just so freely give, " said Collins. "They don't think twice about it. Now, they get to see what they did and hopefully that will help them later in life to realize what they can do."

"I was just thinking about how the owner would feel and I was just helping the dog," said Abby who is 7 years old.

Recently, Jayson got to meet the children who helped save his life. Far better than any lemonade, the sweet taste of charity.

If you'd like to help pay for Jayson's surgery, please visit
Columbia Second Chance Jayson Fund . Abby Schaben is holding another lemonade stand on May 19th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at 3003 Crabapple Lane in Mill Creek Manor in Columbia. Jayson is up for adoption. If you'd like to be his forever home, you can contact Columbia Second Chance. For now, Carter's family is serving as Jayson's foster family.  CSC says any additional funds gathered above Jayson's cost will be donated to the "Lady Fund", that helps other animals at the shelter.  The fund is named after a stray dog a Board member took in years ago that recently died.

 

More News

Grid
List
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump on Saturday signed into law a bipartisan bill that will make 9-8-8 the universal telephone... More >>
1 hour ago Monday, October 19 2020 Oct 19, 2020 Monday, October 19, 2020 9:54:00 AM CDT October 19, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
CPS elementary families prepare students for in-person learning Elementary students enrolled in Columbia Public Schools will begin attending... More >>
6 hours ago Monday, October 19 2020 Oct 19, 2020 Monday, October 19, 2020 4:21:00 AM CDT October 19, 2020 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY- Missouri has seen a rise in crime in recent years. The most recent FBI Uniform Crime Reporting... More >>
13 hours ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:22:00 PM CDT October 18, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - By now you’re aware science tells us the only way to slow our rapidly changing climate is to... More >>
14 hours ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 8:54:00 PM CDT October 18, 2020 in Climate
COLUMBIA– Elementary students enrolled in Columbia Public Schools will begin attending school for classes starting Monday. Many parents... More >>
16 hours ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:27:00 PM CDT October 18, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Candidates for Missouri's District 19 State Senate seat condemned a false text message reportedly sent to voters this... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 3:34:00 PM CDT October 18, 2020 in News
(CNN) - Blazes roaring through Colorado and Utah have pushed people from their homes and caused damage that officials have... More >>
21 hours ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:15:03 PM CDT October 18, 2020 in News
(CNN) - If you're unable to get a cell phone signal when you walk your dog around the block, this... More >>
22 hours ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:10:00 PM CDT October 18, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. Layered bar/line... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:40:00 AM CDT October 18, 2020 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Boone County Democrats and Republicans have found common ground -- voting this year is confusing. "Our primary... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 17 2020 Oct 17, 2020 Saturday, October 17, 2020 4:01:00 PM CDT October 17, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- Get ready for the most difficult months yet in this pandemic. The fall Covid-19 surge is here... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 17 2020 Oct 17, 2020 Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:08:39 PM CDT October 17, 2020 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for a Black Missouri woman whose arrest when she was nine-months pregnant sparked... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, October 17 2020 Oct 17, 2020 Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:06:05 AM CDT October 17, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. Layered bar/line... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, October 17 2020 Oct 17, 2020 Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:32:00 AM CDT October 17, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- The federal government has made a deal with retail pharmacies CVS and Walgreens to help distribute coronavirus vaccine... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 16 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Friday, October 16, 2020 8:27:00 PM CDT October 16, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol held a forum on the use of force and training Friday morning.... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 16 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Friday, October 16, 2020 7:00:00 PM CDT October 16, 2020 in News
CLAYTON — The ousted diversity director for St. Louis County alleges in a lawsuit that she was dismissed in retaliation... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 16 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Friday, October 16, 2020 6:02:00 PM CDT October 16, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA- COVID-19 continues to make a ruckus in the SEC football schedule. KOMU 8 Sports has confirmed Missouri will... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 16 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Friday, October 16, 2020 5:48:00 PM CDT October 16, 2020 in News
Welcome to Week 8 of Friday Night Fever! Our Game of the Week features the Blair Oaks Falcons traveling to... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 16 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Friday, October 16, 2020 5:43:00 PM CDT October 16, 2020 in Friday Night Fever
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 44°
12pm 46°
1pm 46°
2pm 48°
3pm 46°