Charlie the Pit Bull most certainly would have perished in the garbage dump if it weren’t for the kindness of a Good Samaritan who discovered him.
Nikki Rubino saw Charlie laying in the garbage near a dumpster. He had head wounds, was coated in dirt, and had been bitten by flies.
Nikki’s name appeared in a post on Facebook about a puppy that had been abandoned in the trash next to a leisure area. Nikki, who had worked as a veterinary technician for many years, could tell just by looking at him that he was very close to passing away.
When she first approached Charlie to untie the cord that was fastening him to a pole, he remained still and did not respond to her. It was a marvel that he could even raise his head at all after all he had been through.
Nikki and a friend were able to get him into the vehicle, and they drove him as quickly as they could to the Philadelphia Animal Hospital, where his health has been described as “touch-and-go” ever since. However, there is a large number of people who are rallying to assist the Pitbull, who is now 2 years old, get well.
The Philadelphia Animal Hospital posted a message on their Facebook page that said, “The following picture is hard to look at but extremely essential.”
The animal hospital stated, “We understand that this is not an isolated incidence, and it is a sad tragedy when innocent creatures are handled in such a manner,” saying that they are aware that this is not a unique incident. “Charlie is a really well-natured dog who is in good health at the moment.” The veterinarians are “doing all they can” to guarantee that he will recover.
The Humane Law Enforcement Unit of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is now conducting an investigation to determine who is responsible for hurting Charlie.
According to the PSPCA, Charlie does in fact have a microchip, which the organization said was inserted by them as part of the front clinic and vaccination clinic services that they provide. It would seem from the injuries that Charlie sustained that he was utilized as a bait dog in dog fights.
There has been an outpouring of support in the form of contributions for Charlie, and the Philadelphia Animal Hospital has asked that any further donations be sent to the City of Elderly Love: Save a Senior Pet organization instead.
On their Facebook page, City of Elderly Love commented, “While not our normal rescue, Charlie’s great finders definitely delivered him to the perfect location.” (While not our typical rescue.) “Because we are the Philadelphia Animal Hospital’s only rescue partner, we will be in charge of his post-recovery care.
The Philadelphia Animal Hospital will take care of and treat him at no cost. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the incredible Humane Law Enforcement team in Philadelphia will be able to bring Charlie’s tormentors to justice.
Since Charlie was rescued on October 26, 2017, it has been a few days, and there are some encouraging indicators that he is making a recovery. Despite the fact that the doctors are still quite worried about Charlie contracting sepsis due to his wounds, there are some hopeful signals he is recuperating. On October 29, three days after he was rescued, he is “happy galloping about” the hospital where he is being treated.
Charlie is resilient, and the most difficult part of this ordeal is behind him, according to the rescue organization. “There is no fixed schedule on his rehabilitation, and we’ll have to tackle it day by day,” they stated. The procedure to remove more of the dead tissue from his face is scheduled to take place tomorrow. Although he will need a number of surgeries in order to achieve a complete recovery, he is now in a better state of comfort than he has been in a very long time.
His saviors are making sure he receives plenty of sleep and plenty of hugs while he heals from his ordeal.
“Tomorrow he will undergo surgery to remove most of the dead tissue around his face and muzzle,” the veterinary hospital said further. Although it will just be the first of a series of operations that he will need, it is a positive start on the right path. He is doing well in terms of his eating, and he is far more comfortable than he has been!
It is a blessing that there are caring individuals such as Nikki, as well as rescuers and physicians, who are trying to preserve Charlie’s life and ensure that his future is bright.
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