Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number: 20-017

Type of Surrender: Owner Turn In, Leander

Status: Permanent Foster - Charlie is Sponsored by Kelly Topfer and Family

Age: 11

 In the fall of 2019, Charlie was found wondering around a neighborhood emaciated and in poor health. Neighbors would occasionally put food out for him but it was obvious he had been neglected for years.  Charlie wondered into a kind Good Sam’s home who took him to the vet for much needed care, fed him and gave Charlie the love and attention he needed.  Unfortunately the Good Sam was not able to keep Charlie permanently and surrendered him to GRR.

Charlie has been in GRR care for several months.  His foster family is giving Charlie the love, attention and good food that Charlie needs but the years of limited medical care and neglect have greatly impacted him.  Charlie is Heartworm positive, has urinary infections and Spondylosis, degeneration of the intervertebral disks in the spine.  But his biggest problem is that he has renal failure with his kidney’s currently only functioning at about 75%.  Obviously, GRR is doing everything that we can medically but Charlie’s prognosis is unclear and not very optimistic.  Charlie’s foster family is focused on making Charlie’s life as happy and comfortable as possible.  At long last, Charlie is enjoying the good life as each day is filled with lots of love and attention.

Charlie is a Permanent Foster because he is a hospice dog due to acute renal failure and estimates of less than a year to live.


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