Homeless Dog Charlie in Need of New Home After Owner Falls Ill

KERRVILLE, Texas — In our ongoing series, “Forgotten Friends,” we bring attention to the plight of animals in shelters who have been waiting a long time for someone to notice them and give them a loving home.

This week, we introduce you to Charlie, a dog with a heart-wrenching story. Charlie was a stray found by Kerr County Animal Services, suffering from severe skin issues. Five years ago, he was rescued by AWS Freeman Fritts Animal Shelter in Kerrville. Unfortunately, Charlie’s first adoption didn’t last long as his owner fell ill in January and could no longer care for him. Despite his skin condition being resolved, Charlie found himself back at the shelter.

Charlie, a six-year-old heeler mix weighing 70 pounds, is a people-pleaser who craves affection. He has previously lived with other dogs, so he would need to meet any potential furry siblings to ensure compatibility. However, Charlie is not fond of cats. He is in good health, fully vaccinated, and neutered. Charlie would make a wonderful addition to any family, as he loves nothing more than cuddling up on the couch and indulging in treats.

After experiencing the loss of his previous owner, Charlie needs a new human companion to provide him with the love and care he deserves. Despite multiple attempts to find him a home, including Facebook posts that received over 500 shares, Charlie has not been adopted. Shelter staff emphasize the toll that shelter life can take on dogs who have formed deep bonds with humans, only to be separated from them. They urge the community to help Charlie find his forever home.

For those who choose to adopt Charlie, Lucy’s Doggy Daycare & Spa is offering a complimentary “Glow Up” Day at the Spa, including a massage therapy bath and a Pawdicure. Lucy’s Doggy Daycare & Spa is dedicated to giving back to rescue dogs, continuing the legacy of their own rescue dog, Lucy.

If you are interested in providing a loving home for Charlie, please contact AWS Freeman Fritts directly at (830) 257-4144 or via email at i[email protected]. More information about adopting Charlie or other animals from AWS Freeman Fritts can be found on their website. Alternatively, if adoption is not feasible at this time, the shelter always welcomes volunteers who can make a difference.

Additionally, donations are greatly appreciated, and the shelter has an Amazon wish list available for those who wish to contribute. If you prefer to donate in person, the shelter is in need of various items, such as cat and dog food, training treats, cleaning supplies, towels, litter boxes, beds, and toys.

Freeman-Fritts Vet Clinic & Shelter, located at 515 Spur 100 in Kerrville, Texas, is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Shelter hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays.

Remember, when you adopt a shelter pet, you not only save the life of the animal you bring home but also create space for another animal in need.

If you know of any other “Forgotten Friends” who are still searching for their forever homes, please contact Andrea at [email protected].

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