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.