By Carole Grosch – April 15, 2020
When Matthew Jackson visited the Fresno County SPCA in 2008, he was not planning to adopt a dog.
“That all changed when Skye came through the door, and I immediately felt a connection with him,” said Jackson. “I ended up picking him up a few days later after his shots and discharge paperwork was completed. We decided to let my younger brother, who was diagnosed with cancer, name him.”
Skye, a ten-year-old Siberian Husky, was named for his beautiful blue eyes.
“He is the most loving, four-legged companion anyone could ever know with the most unique personality,” says Jackson, who lives in Clovis. “Skye loves car rides, being outdoors, exploring and hiking, fishing, and playing with other dogs at the dog park. Skye is extra special to our family because he holds a special memory that is attached to my younger brother, who is no longer with us.”
Towards the end of February, Skye developed an anal gland infection, and his vet felt a small tumor in the gland, which was determined to be cancer. It was a heartbreaking diagnosis. Surgery and treatment were necessary if Skye was to survive.
Jackson is an Environmental Science Hydrology graduate student with minimal financial resources. During a search for non-profits that help fund veterinary emergencies, he discovered the Magic Bullet Fund (MBF) located in Yorktown Heights, New York. He applied and was approved to receive assistance for Skye’s treatment.
“My experience with Magic Bullet Fund has been nothing but fantastic, as the volunteers go above and beyond to help,” said Jackson. “I highly recommend anyone who might need help, or just wants to make donations and be a sponsor, to reach out to the MBF.”