Hi! I’m Charlie and I want to tell you my story. I’m about two to three years old and a Labrador Retriever mix. On March 7th, my life was turned upside down when I was admitted to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. No one seems to recall how or why I ended up in the shelter, but there I was. Not only was my life in danger at this shelter because I was a larger dog and a black dog, but also because tests showed that I had heartworms. Yuck!

Little did I know that folks behind the scene were busy trying to help me. On March 12th, a nice lady named Karen Steers with Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina asked RADAR, an organization that helps dogs like me, if they could assist with the cost of my heartworm treatment. If so, the rescue would take me. RADAR agreed, and I was safe! I had my  heartworm treatment on May 17th and 18th. Thank goodness that’s done.

I love cuddles and, despite my 65 pounds, I think I make a perfect lap dog! I love going for walks and am great on a leash. My current foster family has young kids and a dog, and I do great with both. In fact, I love having them as playmates! By the way, the folks at the shelter described me as awesome! Click here to view more photos of me!

RADAR paid all of Charlie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $309.

UPDATE! Charlie has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Charlie have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Charlie:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50)Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations, in memory of Linda’s dog, Poncho; Anonymous; Joseph Patterson, in memory of his beloved partner, Patrick A. Joyce; Anonymous; Karolay Aldave; PayPal Giving Fund; Barb & Marty Myers

Added on June 10, 2018.

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