On a cold winter day in 2018, after the celebration of the holidays and before the new year, a young dog laid along the side of a mountain road, wondering what might happen next. Injured and starving, this seven-month-old Border Collie mix caught the eye of a caring Good Samaritan who stopped to retrieve him. No owner in sight or identification, the frightened dog was brought to Foothills Animal Shelter.
The Shelter’s medical team immediately evaluated the stray pup. They discovered cuts and bruises, as well as numerous fractures all over his body. He had rocks in his stomach and was dangerously underweight, but everyone could see he was relieved to finally feel safe.
After he was stabilized, Charlie as this puppy was now named, received a grim diagnosis: fifteen fractures splintered the bones in his legs. One leg would likely need to be amputated. But, just like Charlie, the Shelter had hope for a happy ending. The same incredible veterinarian at Colorado Canine Orthopedics in Colorado Springs who helped Juda
agreed to volunteer their time to help him.
Charlie has a long road ahead of him and will need all the help he can get. He’s had one surgery so far and is resting in his foster home, awaiting his next procedure. Click here to join Charlie in his recovery and stay up-to-date with the little puppy that could…and will.
Charlie has several thousand dollars of surgery ahead of him, and months of Foster Care.
With your generosity, talented medical teams, and lots of love, Charlie will make a full recovery!
Charlie is just one of the 7,700 animals helped by Foothills Animal Shelter every year. Support from compassionate people like you is essential to the Shelter’s life-saving work. Please make a gift today to help Foothills Animal Shelter care for more pets like Charlie. You’ll be making a real difference in the lives of thousands of animals and humans alike.
Public support is essential to the Shelter’s life-saving and life-enhancing work. Because of that, the Friends of Foothills Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was created for the sole purpose of raising funds to support the Shelter’s vital programs and services. As always, your donation is tax deductible and directly benefits the animals who need help most.