Meet Chuckie aka Charlie!
This absolutely beautiful boy is Chuckie – aka Charlie. As you can see he is quite a handsome guy.
He was turned into SCGRR by his owner because they were downsizing. We noticed he had a severe limp and was not using his right hind leg at all. His medical records indicated a possible ACL tear but he was never seen by the specialist as was recommended to his former family. They turned him into us instead.
Upon examination by our rescue vet Dr. Rachel Tuz, tests were immediately ordered. What we found was heartbreaking – osteosarcoma – bone cancer. Dr. Beth Walter had to amputate his leg for pain management and while his margins were good and his lungs look clear we know that this deadly form of cancer has surely spread microscopically. Charlie’s best option is our permanent foster program where SCGRR will medically care for him in a loving foster home for as long as he has – typically one to two years.
In addition to his surgery Charlie’s ongoing medical care includes the need for a canine cart to get around (the rescue has one but it’s too small,) regular vet visits, supplements, pain meds, special dog food and a rehab program with our Canine Physical Rehabilitation Veterinarian Dr. Caroline Goulard designed to reduce pain, restore mobility and support daily living activities.
Charlie is doing great right now living with his Permanent Foster Mom and Dad and his 2 Golden fur-brothers Jackson and Foxen. His favorite things to do include playing “roll-it-down” with Foxen, sleeping with Jackson on a single dog bed and swimming! He was welcomed into their home with loving, open arms (and paws!)
Please help us support Charlie through your generous donations. Click here to make a donation today and mention Charlie sent you! http://scgrrescue.org/donate/#sthash.OruhUhYi.dpbs