Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Charlie's Fund

Dr. Anna with Charlie en route to Canada (Photo Credit: Kim Buker)

Charlie needs your help.

Surrendered by her neglectful owner in Belize, Charlie joined Dr. Anna Wallace on her flight home one week ago today.

Here in Vancouver, Charlie's emaciated and disease-riddled body can be properly treated, and she can live out her days in a loving home.

Charlie's story was featured on CBC News last Monday evening, and Hill's Pet Nutrition was kind enough to donate her food supply.

At Granville Island Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Anna diagnosed Charlie with anaplasmosis and heartworm. She confirmed that Charlie has a BB gun pellet in her armpit and a fist-size radio opaque mass in the middle of her abdomen. More tests will be run and further investigating is in the works.

In just a few days, Charlie managed to pack on a few more pounds, and her coat looked shinier. "She gets feistier by the day,' said Dr. Anna.

But she needs your help.

For Charlie, getting healthy is an investment. Expenses include:

Transport from Caye Caulker, Belize to Canada - $500
Diagnostic testing upon arrival - $500
Medical treatment (including medication, dentistry and spay) - $2,500

Help Charlie get the care she so needs! Donations to Charlie's Fund can be made online at Canada Helps, or by telephone at 1-888-500-3330.

Every little bit will help Charlie on the road to recovery!

Charlie in her winter coat

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