Help Charlie, a Dog Rescued From the Corridor of Cruelty

Charlie2I wouldn’t exactly call it living, perhaps surviving would be a better term. I often get posts of animals in need and it can be overwhelming. I can’t help them all but when I see images of these poor dogs suffering, I can’t stand it. So, here it is..I’m posting this, sending a donation and hoping you will too.

Michelle Mantor, Editor, Houston PetTalk Magazine

Deborah Hoffman, a wonderful lady who helps rescue dogs from our infamous Corridor of Cruelty, has reached out to “Charlie” and here is her post:

About a week ago….. this little guy was spotted off Dodson near the Sak N Save in the Corridor of Cruelty. Our feeding station volunteer snapped photos and told us that she thought he was dying. He was snarly and not easy to approach. Others tried to find him later in the week but couldn’t. On Saturday, a volunteer did find him on the same pile of trash and asked me what to do. I figured it would only be a mercy mission, but go ahead and bring him to our clinic. I simply couldn’t take on another dog…… and this little guy surely couldn’t be salvaged. NOT TRUE!!! After learning of his tail wagging, and the sweet look in his eye, I decided that I would consider carefully what my vet had to say after examining him. I thought maybe some miracle would allow me to give him a chance. So far, one miraculous fact is that little Charlie is heartworm negative. However, the rest of the story is not so good – he has a broken leg, serious eye infections, and a bad case of demodectic mange. Everything manageable enough except for the mounting bills at the clinic and this making 8 dogs I have in boarding. If anyone would like to contribute to his care and the others that Corridor Rescue is currently nursing back to health thru heartworm treatment (2), mange (2), eye disease (2), broken bones (4), and other assorted maladies, please phone or mail a payment to our clinic at:

Abbott Animal Clinic
17006 Sugar Pine Dr.
Houston, TX 77090
OPEN until 10pm EVERY night.

FOSTERS URGENTLY NEEDED TOO!! Please contact me for a list/photos of our dogs that need TLC in a foster home ASAP.

6 Responses to Help Charlie, a Dog Rescued From the Corridor of Cruelty

  1. Kelly Hlinak

    October 12, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    This makes me want to cry. He almost doesn’t look like a dog. Aussie Pet Mobile/Central Houston/Katy will be happy to make a donation. Good luck and bless you!I can’t foster any dogs, but if I can come give him some TLC, let me know.

  2. Carole Menninger

    October 12, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Deborah rescues, fosters and pays out of her own pocket for many dogs who are found in this part of Houston. She desperately could use help with fostering for some of them, currently she has 8 dogs. Two were rescued from BARC and both have severe skin conditions, etc. and their vet costs will be high. Donations come in but then stop after a time and she is left to cover outstanding bills. I know this is a terrible economy and money is tight for everyone, but animals are really having an especially hard time now. So good samaritans like Deborah and many other rescuers are stepping up to do all they can to help. Even if you can spare just $5.00 believe me toward this guy’s care, it will add up and can often make the difference in how well and quickly he can be treated and then hopefully placed in a forever home. The Abbott Animal Clinic has done so much to help all the animals who are rescued, they never turn animals in need down, but of course, even though they give rescuers a discount, they still have costs.

    And please please as you can, donate to your local animal shelters, either with money, petfood, litter for cats, blankets – if you go to their websites, they generally list what they really can use. We as a society need to help those who really have no voice at all.
    Lastly, call/write your city officials and tell them to do more for animals in your city, beginning with improvements to city pounds and laws to protect animals.

  3. Kendra Sundermeyer

    October 13, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I hate it when I see animals in these conditions, I hate it even more when people don’t want to bother to try to help these animals recover.
    Everyone deserves a second chance at life.

    I wish I could take him myself but I would have no way to, however I have some products here that I know would help him recover a lot from the mange and broken leg.

    Spa Pet Care Products

    All Natural Skin and Coat Supplements

    All Natural Agility Supplements

    All Natural Daily Supplements

    All of these items are natural human grade quality and have been formulated by Dr. Jane Bicks. I know that you would see changes in dogs and cats when giving them these fantastic products.

    I really hope someone can get these items to all of the homeless dogs and cats out there.

  4. Teena Davis

    October 15, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Poor, Poor sweet baby. I will pray for him and place a donation.

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