LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — If you take a short drive over to Natalie's Second Chance Shelter, you're sure to be welcomed with some cuteness. But it's the stories of some of the dogs that pull at your heartstrings.
One dog over at Natalie's has grabbed the attention of people across the country.
Charlie Brown was rescued from a farm earlier this winter.
A Good Samaritan took him to Purdue for treatment. Doctors found Charlie Brown full of parasites. He was also severely emaciated.
Assistant Director for Natalie's, Jamie Bogan, described his condition to News 18. "His femur was shattered. He had been shot. He had a lot of scars. His left ear was still bleeding."
However, the Good Samaritan paid for the $1,500 vet bill that night.
Due to his shattered femur, Charlie Brown still needed more medical attention. Natalie's posted about Charlie's story on Facebook, grabbing the attention of people across the country.
"People kind of came out of the woodwork. His story resonated with people," Bogan told News 18. "We got donations from California…from New Jersey. "
Those donations, around $3,500, were enough to cover the amputation and rehabilitation costs.
Bogan explained what it meant to the shelter to receive so much help. "That's not something the shelter would have been able to do without the donations and without the help of the community."
Charlie Brown may only have three legs. However, his "disability" is not holding him back from enjoying life.
"Missing that leg does not slow him down in the slightest," Bogan told us. "He's such an amazing dog. For a dog that has been shot and in some fights, he just loves everyone."
Charlie Brown is looking for the perfect place to make a forever home.
If you're interested in adopting him or any other dogs at the shelter, you can send Natalie's an email and fill out a pre-adoption form to see if you're the right fit.
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