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Charlie: The Paws Report, Jan. 20

Today on the Paws Report at 3:30:

Looking to adopt a sweet, loving, easy-going dog who has lived through terrible neglect and is now ready for his forever home? You must meet Charlie! This senior miniature poodle came to the Kentucky Humane Society in October. When he arrived, he was in awful condition. The fur around his eyes was so matted and filthy that our veterinary team was unsure if he even had eyes. When our team shaved off the painful mats, they discovered he had a severe eye infection that caused the skin around his eyes to decay. Poor Charlie had been living in constant pain. Charlie was immediately placed on pain medications and antibiotic pills and ointment.

A staff member brought him home so Charlie could start to heal in a foster home. With such deep wounds in such a sensitive area, the healing process was very slow. Each day, poor Charlie had to ensure eye drops and ointments, and his eyes had to be gently wiped clean. Through it all, Charlie was a trooper. After over a month of constant care, Charlie no longer needed to wear a cone, and he no longer needed pain medications. He started to enjoy life. He loved going for walks with the other dog in the house, and he loved getting to know new people, dogs and cats. His foster mom knew he was finally feeling like himself when he started to play bow and invited his foster family to play with him in the evenings. He now happily zooms around the house, barking playfully and inviting everyone "chase" with him; his "zoomies" last about five minutes, and then he's ready to go back to doing what he loves best: taking a winter nap next to his people.

Charlie is a perfect gentleman in his foster home. He happily meets new people and animals. He loves to go for walks, to play "chase," and to sleep. If there was an award for best sleeper, Charlie would be a top contender! Charlie is a balanced buddy and is very easy going. He happily goes wherever his foster mom takes him, but he's also content to be at home, sleeping on a comfy bed.

View all our adoptable animals at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

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Laura is the afternoon host from 3-6 pm weekdays. Email Laura at lshine@lpm.org