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Letter — Seeking information on lost dog

I would like to share a story in the hopes that someone will step forth with some information or help for a very special dog who came into our program.

The Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation was founded to care for unwanted animals regardless of age, breed, size, or disability. When volunteers became aware of this dog’s plight he was transported to Dr. Quecke in Kings Beach where he is receiving medical care.

Because the dog was covered in fleas and ticks and also suffers from heartworm, none of which are parasites common to the Lake Tahoe area and certainly not in the colder months, we suspect that he was abandoned here on the North Shore.

Fortunately for “Charlie”, as we call him, this is indeed the case; however, in most communities his story would have a far different ending. Animals in such poor condition are usually held in a county facility for the mandated three to five days and then euthanized without even a chance at being adopted. If there is an owner out there who did indeed leave his dog to be found, we ask that you contact WARF, anonymously if you wish, and provide us with information to make Charlie’s transition into his new life a bit easier.

With no known history it makes it that much harder to find a home for an already difficult to place animal.

Charlie was found wearing a gray coat and has lost most of the hair on his body. He is black and appears to be a terrier mix, although breed is difficult to determine with the poor condition of his coat; giant schnauzer or bouvier are a few other guesses. He weighs about 55 pounds. He is gentle, quiet and well-mannered and gets along with other animals. If you know anything about Charlie please call 775-833-2319 and leave a message.

Samantha Wood

Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation

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