Chuckie's owner apparently bought this little guy a new red collar, then left him in a ditch on a country road in the middle of nowhere. This little old boy was a small mixed breed and weighs all of about 8 pounds. We think he is about 8 years old.
Someone came by on May 14th and saw him lying in the ditch, and felt compassion and dropped him to Gonvick vet and called Red Lake Rosie's Rescue- and of course we took him in. He came to be known as Chuckie, and later Chuckie Cheese.
Chuckie is VERY thin, and dehydrated, and we cleaned up his teeth at the vet, and got him a shot of convenia, long acting antibiotic. He is very sweet. He tested positive for anaplasma and lymes which may account for his limping. Thankfully, he had no heartworm.
Chuckie lived in an outdoor kennel here at the shelter for 12 days. He went for morning and evening strolls and was a very sweet boy. Chuckie got along well with all the dogs, big and small and would follow Mike and Karen around the shelter.
Pet Haven took an interest in Chuckie's story and on May 26th he rode out for a foster home. This is not the first time Pet Haven has stepped up to take an older dog that most would reject. We just felt that after being abandoned on the highway how could we not extend a great effort to find Chuckie a good home for the remaining years of his life.
Thanks, Pet Haven!