When we got the call about a starving dog in the Ranchitos, we weren't prepared for just how skeletal this beagle hound was — he probably wouldn't have survived much longer. In foster care, he got a bath to remove dozens of ticks, started on meds to help him recover from the effects of those ticks, and best of all, plenty of supplemented nourishment. Even in his emaciated condition we could tell he was a handsome dog, with gorgeous amber eyes and gold and white coat. 

A month later, he's getting sleek and energetic, all set for the next phase in his life: a loving new home. Talk about a transformation! Here's (drumroll) the New Improved Jack!