Charlie was hoping help would not be tardy. This three-year-old Foxhound mix arrived at the Isle of Wight County Animal Services shelter in Virginia on January 27th. He was a stray, probably a dumped hunting dog. Charlie was emaciated, seemed to be partially blind in one eye, had infected ears and had skin issues with missing fur. With all those items impacting his health, Charlie also tested positive for heartworms. Would a rescue take a chance on a dog with so many expensive health problems?

On March 3rd, RADAR was contacted by hound advocate, Anna Nirva, to see if we could help network Charlie. Anna told us about local shelter advocate, Chili Childress, who had been trying for weeks to find a rescue for Charlie. We reached out to several rescues, including Love Mutts Rescue in North Carolina. A few days later, the good news came… Love Mutts Rescue was able to find a foster home and could take Charlie. We wanted to further assist, so we committed to helping with Charlie’s vet care. Charlie had a veterinarian appointment on March 12th, including basic veterinary care, ear treatment and heartworm medications.

Charlie wasn’t accustomed to things that we all take for granted. He was even afraid of the television when he first came to his foster home. He craves food, human attention and is gentle and very loving. He is house-trained and is good with other dogs and with children. Charlie is happy to put his bad past behind him and is seeking a good home to ensure he has a great future. Be sure to view more photos in Charlie’s gallery.

RADAR paid $300 towards Charlie’s vetting, ear treatment, heartworm medication costs.

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); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Anna Nirva; Jennifer Gibson; Gail O’Connor

If you are interested in adopting Charlie, please contact Love Mutts Rescue.

Added on March 29, 2020.

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