Charlotte, a Golden retriever mix, was an owner surrender at a high kill animal shelter in rural Texas on Saturday. Her story has been told much too often – just a different day, a different shelter and a different dog. Her owner had intentionally bred her, but as the time became closer for Charlotte to give birth to a litter of ten new lives, her owner decided Charlotte and her puppies were too much trouble; hence they were sent to the nearest shelter.
When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were notified about Charlotte, the organization stepped forward; Charlotte and her puppies would soon be safe. And just one day after her rescue, Charlotte caught a ride to New York City where a foster family will care for her until she gives birth. Her endearing video demonstrates just how content and sweet her disposition is despite the recent confusion in her life.
On Monday, however an animal cruelty report stuck its ugly head out while the dog was being examined at the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital:
“Charlotte was shot multiple times while she was pregnant,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC posted on their Facebook page to update followers. “Charlotte was at the vet today, and her sonogram clearly shows bullet fragments in her belly. We do not know at this time if the babies have been affected; the sonogram showed ten heartbeats.”
No one can even guess the reason why anyone would have shot this beautiful, friendly and extremely gentle dog. As of Monday’s report, Charlotte’s puppies are due in less than a week. Follow the story of Charlotte and her soon to be born puppies on Facebook. Updates will follow.
(Photos and video of Golden retriever courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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Check out Charlotte’s video: