Ortega Hometown Hero fulfills entire wish lists for six pet rescues

Ortega Hometown Hero fulfills entire wish lists for six pet rescues
Jacob Davis, now 16 and an Ortega resident, with his mother, Lauren Davis.

Already an Eagle Scout and the recipient of the Positively Jax award from Channel 4, 16-year-old Jacob Davis has added another honor to his list: Hometown Hero. Whataburger awarded Davis with the title as part of a program in which the company recognizes heroes who make their communities special, after Davis organized an effort to provide six area pet rescues with their entire wish lists – from cat food to dog treats, pet toys and even cleaning supplies. Davis provided funds to Fur Sisters, the London Sanctuary, Pit Sisters, TAILS, DARE, Clay Humane, Animal Care and Protective Services and St. Francis Animal Hospital, all as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Davis was able to raise $6,000 in less than three weeks by posting on social media, putting up flyers, making grant requests, going door to door and asking family and friends for help. That amount had grown to $9,500 by mid-January, after a second round of fundraising that included help from his brother, 13-year-old brother Connor.

For more about Jacob, who said pet therapy dogs played an essential role in his life, check out February’s edition of the Resident.

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