Charlie is a perfect dog who is going to die — he’s been kept hidden and alone and no one knows why.
Charlie is hidden in building 4 of the Baldwin Park Shelter and cannot be seen unless people ask to see him. Yet three-year-old Charlie passed the shelter-administered temperament test with flying colors. Why he is in a building where the public cannot see him is a mystery. But volunteers and those who have met him are worried that he will not be kept alive much longer.
Charlie was found as a stray on October 10, so he’s been at the shelter for a month and a half. That’s a really long time — at this point, every day he is not killed is a gift to him. Charlie is gentle and loving. In his video, he stands motionless in front of the volunteer who is petting him just soaking up the love. He is friendly with other dogs, and he walks nicely on a leash.
Charlie needs a home where he will be kept indoors with a family. He loves people, loves to cuddle, and wants to be with them. He isn’t a high-energy dog, but would probably be content with a large yard or long walks. There is a reason they call him perfect. But without someone to adopt him or a rescue group to pull him, Charlie will be killed. He is urgently in need of help. Now.
Please share Charlie’s story. Please help to make sure that Charlie has a soft bed and a family who loves him in time for the holidays. Isn’t there some family who can find it in their hearts to give themselves an early holiday gift — and save a life in the process. Charlie is fabulous, and would make a wonderful addition to almost any household. Especially if they make sure to to a slow introduction to all other animals in the household. There is a wonderful online article on Decompressing your Shelter Dog. All adopters should read it before bringing home a new pet.
Charlie is ID# A4886478. There is more information on his Facebook thread. He is at the Baldwin Park Shelter, 4275 Elton Street, Baldwin Park, California 91706. The phone number is (626) 962-3577. The shelter is open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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