Hero dog welcomed home after protecting family from intruders

A dog who was shot twice by intruders during a Los Angeles break in is finally back home with her family after undergoing charity-funded surgery.

Charlie and her two siblings encountered the burglars at their South California home, and bravely protected their owners by chasing them down the street.

However, one of the burglars shot towards the home as they escaped, hitting Charlie twice in her front and back right legs.

After police arrived at the scene, Charlie was taken by Animal Control to the North Central Shelter as her owners were not able to afford emergency veterinary care on their own. Here, Charlie was cared for by a technician, who reached out to the North Central Shelter Intervention Program, which helps owners finds resources for pets. 

After Charlie was accepted by the program, a crowd funding page was set up to help find the money for the medical attention she needed. More than $8,000 dollars was raised, double the goal specified on the site. 

With the money raised, Charlie underwent surgery to have one of her legs amputated and is now safety back with her owner, who is incredibly grateful to the shelter and to Charlie, who she said saved the lives of her children.

If you’d like to donate to Charlie’s fund, please visit her crowd funding page or email ncintervention@gmail.com.




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