Gentleman Jack

Painful, sealed ear leaves him with constant headaches
This campaign successfully reached its funding goal and ended 8 months ago
114% Funded
  • $4,350.00 Donated
  • $3,800.00 Goal
  • 38 Donors
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About the Campaign

(Please note an important update is available below)

A right ear so neglected from chronic infection!

Inside the ear is now calcified…

…basically, his internal ear is now stone!

Video, scratching at ear in pain:

Gentleman Jack was neglected for some time before he ended up, at 10 years old, a senior dog in the Orange County animal shelter.

He was rescued right at the beginning of 2020 by The Golden Retriever Club of Great Los Angeles, who got him a series of treatments for his numerous issues. He had eye problems, lots of fatty tumors, trouble swallowing….. a whole long list.

But, one-by-one, his problems were treated and it was looking like a New Year and a New Life for Gentleman Jack!

But there was one problem:

His right ear just would not get better. Treatments didn’t work. He seemed to get in worse pain. He would constantly scratch at his ear, and was clearly in pain.

By April the doctor had tried everything, and it was down to a last resort. Gentleman Jack needed TECA surgery. Total Ear Canal Ablation. In other words: He needed his ear canal removed.

This procedure is difficult and expensive. The rescue has arranged care at a reputable and experienced vet, and arranged a discount of almost $1000.00. However, with all the money already spent on him, they are not able to afford this last surgery to get Gentleman Jack out of pain. All donations are specifically for his ear surgery! Can you help Gentleman Jack today?

Vet Estimate

Gentleman Jack estimate as a PDF file.


Update, May 5th, 2020

Gentleman Jack has raised enough money for his surgery, and it was scheduled. HOWEVER, he has a case of pneumonia, and he cannot have surgery when he has pneumonia. So he will first be receiving treatment for his pneumonia, and fortunately there has been enough money donated for this to be covered!

Here are medical notes for Gentleman Jack where the doctor explains he is not a candidate for surgery (due to the danger of anesthesia) Jack Medical Notes.

Bills for Jack’s pneumonia treatment: Jack Bill2 and Jack Bill1



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  • Katie Cicotte

    Jack looks like an old soul to me. I have always had an affinity towards sugar faces. He deserves this surgery!

    April 14, 2020 at 12:48 pm Reply

  • Ron Hussey

    We know Gentleman Jack. He stayed with us a few days while his foster family was unavailable. Sweet doggie!

    April 14, 2020 at 1:15 pm Reply

  • Shawn Miller

    Get better Jack!

    April 14, 2020 at 4:29 pm Reply

  • Gemma Woo

    Praying for a successful surgery and that he would be pain-free 🙏🙏🙏

    April 15, 2020 at 12:37 am Reply

  • Char Ann

    I have a 10yr old border collie I adopted with many if the same problems! I wish him well

    April 15, 2020 at 11:25 am Reply

  • Charlotte Lutz

    I adopted a 10yr old border collie with cancer. She was dropped at the shelter to be put down. She had many of the same issues. Donations and caring volunteers saved her life and gave me a new old best friend! I wish him healing and many more years! Please keep us updated

    April 15, 2020 at 11:27 am Reply

  • Paul Deragisch

    Our last Golden was named Jack. He was a rescue from your organization. We got him when he was 9 and he lived until he was 13 and 1/2. We loved our Jack so much. And so we will donate $100 to Gentleman Jack in Jack’s memory.

    April 15, 2020 at 11:50 am Reply

  • Paul Deragisch

    Our last GOLDEN was a rescue from you. His name was JACK. We got him when he was 9, and he lived until he was 13&1/2. We loved our JACK so much.

    April 15, 2020 at 11:55 am Reply

  • Kendra Ferraro

    Let’s get this little gentleman feeling better!! xx

    April 15, 2020 at 4:10 pm Reply

  • Denise Gallagher

    I want relief for this sweet baby!

    April 15, 2020 at 9:32 pm Reply

    • carolyn

      thank you for your donation. It is greatly appreciated
      Gj foster parents

      April 20, 2020 at 8:52 pm Reply

  • Lucy Guerra

    praying all goes well.

    April 17, 2020 at 10:04 am Reply

    • carolyn

      thank you for your donation. Its greatly appreciated

      April 20, 2020 at 8:53 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Two years ago my daughter had a house fire, and three of her animals were take to critical care for smoke inhalation Free Animal was willing to assist, but before we could organize the details, the two cats turned the corner to health. Zeus, the sweet boxer Pit mix was lovingly let go to run free … 😭 I will never forget the fact that FAD reached out and was willing to help us. Please let us know how Gentleman Jack does post-surgery.

    April 17, 2020 at 1:44 pm Reply

  • Luana Lemus

    No dog deserves to live in pain

    April 17, 2020 at 7:25 pm Reply

  • Jamie Sletten

    In memory of our sweet Hank

    April 20, 2020 at 7:34 pm Reply

    • carolyn

      Thank you all do much. We are grateful for all of the donations.
      Gentlemen Jack’s foster parents

      April 20, 2020 at 8:50 pm Reply

  • Michael Flynn

    I love Gentleman Jack.
    The King is pleased.

    April 20, 2020 at 8:06 pm Reply

  • Jennifer Gaston

    WOW! A huge THANK YOU to all of you who made Gentleman Jack’s surgery possible. Your generous support has allowed us to move forward with Jack’s surgery; it is now scheduled for April 28th.

    During these very difficult times we know that getting the additional funding to perform these much-needed surgeries is a little bit more challenging. Although we were very hopeful, we were also a little concerned that we would have to wait longer to schedule this surgery for Jack.

    We simply cannot put into words how moved we are to see so many people step up to help. Thank you all for you amazing support. ~Stacey Beard

    April 22, 2020 at 2:46 pm Reply

  • DavidThompson

    Did jack have his surgery?

    May 4, 2020 at 7:57 am Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      Not yet! He is being treated for pneumonia. But his surgery has been rescheduled, and should proceed soon.

      May 8, 2020 at 8:17 pm Reply

  • DavidThompson Thompson

    He deserves to be happy

    May 4, 2020 at 8:05 am Reply