When I was a kid—10, 11, 12, 13—the thing I wanted most in the world was a best friend. I wanted to be important to people; to have people that understood me. I wanted to just be close to somebody. And back then, a thought would go through my head almost constantly: “There’s never gonna be a room someplace where there’s a group of people sitting around, having fun, hanging out, where one of them goes, ‘You know what would be great? We should call Fiona. Yeah, that would be good.’ That’ll never happen. There’s nothing interesting about me.” I just felt like I was a sad little boring thing.
DOG SHOT WHILE CHASING OFF ARMED INTRUDERS - "[O]ne of her sibling dogs tried to push Charlie back to the family home after she was shot…”
A dog named Charlie and two of her siblings fought off and chased two intruders during a home invasion. As the men ran off, one of them fired shots at the family, hitting Charlie in two legs. She was taken to the North Central Shelter and subsequently underwent surgery for her injuries. The funds for Charlie’s surgery and care were raised thanks to the Bill Foundation and the North Central Shelter Intervention Program. She lost one leg but it appears that she is otherwise recovering smoothly. Read more from KABC TV:According to the North Central Shelter, Charlie and two of her canine siblings chased the intruders into the street. The suspect fired four shots at the dogs as he ran off. One of Charlie’s sibling dogs tried to push her back to the house after she was shot. Her front and back right legs were injured.Charlie’s family didn’t have the money for surgery and were forced to surrender her to the shelter so that she could get the care that she needed. The shelter shared Charlie’s story online and has raised more than $8,000 — double its original goal of $4,000.
Charlie has since had her surgery, which unfortunately included amputating one of her front legs. She’s now doing well at home with the family she loves.
Great job by Charlie and her siblings. A very speedy recovery to Charlie! Click here for the full story and a news video. Click here for more about the North Central Intervention Program (Photos from their Facebook page).