Miss Charlie's journey to recovery

I am a neglect rescue case, from Chowchilla California. I have a severe skin disease and in a lot of pain. I suffer from cornea scar, eye infections, long nails, tapeworms, diarrhea and swollen paws. I am demodex positive. When I am done with my treatments I can be adopted out to a forever home. Finding out what is wrong with me and the treatments will be the expensive part. Please help me.
Hi my name is Miss Charlie. Dr's think I am 8 months old. I am a Presa Canario/American Staffordshire Terrier/Bulldog mix (DNA Tested). Full DNA report will be given to my adopted family as well as my complete health records. Here is my story from my POV.
I showed up on a stranger’s porch. He called for someone to come and get me. On September 13th 2017 Madera County Animal Shelter came and picked me up.
09/13/2017 My photo at Animal Control.
I am sick, scared and showing signs of physical abuse as well. ACO Michelle took me to see a vet right away and started me on treatment. I was placed on a treatment plan till a rescue can come get me.
09/13/2017 At the shelters vets.

Shelter staff Sandy put out a call for my rescue on the same day. Sandy knew to tag Miss Gabriel Foundation in the post. MGF responded on September 14th 2017 asking about my condition and if any local rescues were coming to help me. No one was coming and no one was interested.
09/13/2017 A call for help.

As it so happens, a lady named Katie had found a paid transport that could take me as well as the other rescue down to MGF but it was the next day. MGF agreed to take me on if I could make the transport. Sandy and a lady named Debbie helped arranged for me to make the transport from one city to the other and onto MGF. Michelle drove me to the transporter named Cheryl to get me to MGF. I am in need of ongoing medical attention so I was then transferred to the MGF on September 15th 2017. This is my journey to my path into getting healthy.
09/15/2017 I have arrived at MGF.
Payment to transporter to bring Charlie to us.

09/15/2017 My 1st bill is $80.00
(total medical cost to date is $80.00)
09/17/2017 I am happy here.
I saw my Dr on September 18th 2017. It was my first checkup visit to set up a plan. I am negative for heartworm and lyme disease. I am too young to do an xray yet. Due to young age of 6 months old a blood panel was not ran (yet). I have eye infections, my right cornea is scared and secondary skin infections on my skin pretty much everywhere. I smell yeasty as it is all over my skin. I tested positive for demodex. My nails are long. My stools are loose and full of worms. I was given a good treatment plan at the shelter so we are going to continue whats is being done. It is working already and I am less raw. I was sent with more prescriptions to address other issues I am also dealing with. 

09/18/2017 My 2nd bill is $125.00  
(total medical cost to date is $205.00)
09/18/2017 Meeting my Dr for the first time.
Foster Mom brought a poop sample in for testing to find out why I have diarrhea three weeks later still. Testing found nothing so I was given a second antibiotic and probiotic to add to my daily treatment.

10/04/2017 My 3rd bill is $46.00  
(total medical cost to date is $251.00)
10/04/2017 Romping with the new rescue.
I saw my Dr on October 10th 2017. It was for my last set of puppy shots and recheck skin. I got my last set of shot and can starting going outside in a few days. I am not well enough for the bordetella or rabies vaccine as my body is not strong enough to hold onto the vaccines. We will wait till my skin is less inflamed. I also got a B12 shot to see if that helps my intestines.

10/10/2017 My 4th bill is $27.50  
(total medical cost to date is $278.50)
10/09/2017 Medicated bathtime.
I saw my Dr on November 7th 2017. It was for a recheck at the Drs office. My skin looks great so I can stop antibiotics and medicated baths. I was healthy for the rest of my vaccinations and got my county license.

11/07/2017 My 5th bill is $88.60
(total medical cost to date is $367.10)
11/07/2017 Feeling good today.
I saw my Dr on November 21st 2017. It was for a complaint about my eyes still hurting and draining.  I picked up some medication today and got some bad news about my eyes. I have distichiasis is both eyes and that was caused the damage to my eye. I will need to see a specialty Dr for surgery to correct them otherwise I will still be in pain and my eyes will keep taking damage.

11/21/2017 My 6th bill is $95.00
(total medical cost to date is $462.10)
11/21/2017 Playing in the fog.
Picked up some medication.

12/05/2017 My 7th bill is $50.00
(total medical cost to date is $512.10)
12/05/2017 Meals are a time to enjoy myself.
I saw my specialty Dr on December 12th 2017. It was to discuss my distichiasis. I have more lashes than people thought. On tops and on bottoms. I will need to get this corrected ASAP to help my eyes get some relief and stop taking damage. My surgery is scheduled for Wednesday as in tomorrow.

12/12/2017 My 8th bill is $160.00  
(total medical cost to date is $672.10)
12/12/2017 Please support my surgery.
I saw my specialty Dr on December 13th 2017. It was time for my distichiasis cryogenic surgery today. Dr says Charlie did well and the surgery went well. She had a lot more there than thought. She was sent home with eye lube and anti inflammatory RX. Recheck in three weeks to see if any or how many grows back. Charlie is to stay away from all animals for the first 24 hours. Leash walking and no playing for a while. Wear cone and keep eyes clean. Watch for infection.

12/13/2017 My 9th bill is $1,179.98
(total medical cost to date is $1,852.08)
12/13/2017 Waking up after surgery.
I saw my Dr on December 19th 2017. It was to recheck after eye infection from Saturday after surgery. Dr says her eyes look really good for only being 1 week out of surgery. We are to keep up the optical and oral antibiotics that was ordered on Saturday due to post op eye infection. Dr did not test for staph as she is responding well to new treatment. Sent home with more antibiotics.

12/19/2017 My 10th bill is $30.00
(total medical cost to date is $1,882.08)
12/19/2017 Dr looking at my new eyes.
I saw my Dr on January 2nd 2018. I am being seen for a very swollen vagina. I have a hernia coming out my rectum and vaginal hyperplasia is the issue I am in pain about. Surgery will correct these both scheduled for next week.

01/02/2018 My 11th bill is $15.00  
(total medical cost to date is $1,897.08)
01/02/2018 I am feeling very sick.
I saw my Dr on January 12th 2018. ER spay surgery and others. I had the hernia cut from my rectum. There was no pus in my uterus both both ovaries were very swollen. I had a CBC done due to the color of the discharge and white blood cell count is high (infection). Fluids and antibiotics were given during surgery and overnight. I was sent home with medications and a e collar the next morning. I got the rest of my license and a microchip. Teeth were polished, nails were clipped.

01/12/2018 My 12th bill is $279.00  
(total medical cost to date is $2,176.08)
01/13/2018 Not funny Foster Mom.
Picked up a prescription.

01/17/2018 My 14th bill is $4.00   
(total medical cost to date is $2,180.08)
01/15/2018 Still needing time to recovery.
I saw my Dr on January 30th 2018. Bald spot on foot needing tested. Dr tested and checked me over for possible ringworm and I was negative. Dr thinks it is likely a histiocytoma forming and to keep on eye on its growth and when it disappears. I picked up more medication for my eyes.

01/30/2018 My 13th bill is $85.00
(total medical cost to date is $2,265.08)
01/30/2018 Finally outside and playing.
I saw my Dr on February 20th 2018. Flu vaccination. Flu vaccinations needed to start on everyone in the house since the flu made it's way to Grants Pass and I am at risk for the flu.

02/20/2018 My 15th bill is $25.00  
(total medical cost to date is $2,290.08)
02/20/2018 Getting my flu shot on the bus.
Dr Liana wants to see me often to check on my progress for healing
I will get better but only under medical treatments. My Dr visits may be frequent, at first, due to my severe condition. Diagnosing can also be costly. I hope you can find it in your hearts and pocket books to please donate to my rehabilitation and recovery. 100% of these donations go into my care.

Donations are welcomed and are always needed for the veterinary/daily care of sick dogs like me. By your donations, the neglected cases get to come here into MGF for a second chance.

I did not want to get this sick. I wanted to be loved and cared for. My previous owners let me get this way. My medical bills will be ongoing during my treatments to get better. The hope is to not need a medical plan after I heal and repair. I want to live and I want to find my fur-ever family. It will take a village to help me. I need your help please.
09/17/2017 On the road to recovery.
09/24/2017 This feels good.
10/01/2017 My many friends .
10/08/2017 Look at my new pack .
10/15/2017 I love the outside .
10/22/2017 What a world!
10/29/2017 Rough housing in the forest.
11/05/2017 Tug o war rope.
11/12/2017 Inside play.
11/19/2017 It's cold outside.
11/26/2017 Making the rounds.
12/03/2017 Treasure collections.
12/10/2017 Fresh grass.
12/17/2017 I can play today.
12/24/2017 Having fun outside.
12/31/2017 I am not feeling good today.
01/07/2018 Playing with my pack.
01/14/2018 Feeling better after an emergency spay.
01/28/2018 I hear the birds.
02/04/2018 Sun is out!
02/11/2018 But I want that leaf.
02/18/2018 Warm inside the house.
02/25/2018 I found a treasure.
03/04/2018 My BFF.

You can get detailed information on me at Miss Charlie's Facebook. You can follow me on many of my social medias to see how your generous donations are helping me.

You can also follow me and cheer me on. Anything helps, even my cheerleaders and that is you.

Miss Charlie's Youtube  

Miss Charlie's Google +  

Miss Charlie's Twitter  
If you want to donate in another way you can send funds to my Dr at:

All Creatures Animal Hospital
14790 OR-62
Eagle Point, OR 97524
Memo credit account of Kimberly Howell for Charlie

Send funds or donated items to:
Miss Gabriel Foundation
P.O. Box 718
Rogue River, OR 97537
09/16/2017 Jumpers I need to wear to protect my skin from myself.

Winter is coming!
I am missing fur from my skin disease. I will continue to lose my fur during my rehabilitation. The clothes that will suit me best can be found at my Amazon Wish List. Thank you.
Miss Charlie's Wish List

You can also go to this webpage for other ways to donate.
How To Help Miss Charlie  

Please consider making a small tax deductible donation for my medical care. Also help get the word out and share my plea. Without your help, MGF cannot rescue more like me. Community donations are their only source of funding.

100% of these donations will go to my medical cost. Should my medical bills get paid off, it will go towards my care and feeding that the Howell's are currently paying for out of their personal funds. They are unpaid volunteers. This foundation is their way to help dogs like Miss Gabriel Howell.

Please consider signing up for a $1 or more, monthly reoccurring donation.

Thank you!

Miss Charlie of Miss Gabriel Foundation
Rogue River, Oregon, 97537

Donate by Mail to:

Miss Gabriel Foundation
P.O. Box 718
Rogue River, OR, 97537

All donations are tax deductible:
Miss Gabriel Foundation
Non Profit Corporation 501(c)(3)
Tax ID# 47-4966288


  • Joann Kelly
    • $50 
    • 6 yrs


Kimberly Howell
Rogue River, OR

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