Fund for Ricky-Highbridge park dog
previous pics of Ricky taken from Julie.
This was Ricky enjoying the bed of hays that Marie and Al bought for him in the beginning of February. The bed of hays was there for 5 days until it was taken away from the park people.
Ricky used to love this spot in Highbridge Park
2/15/15 - The night of the rescue. First time seeing the doctor.
Ricky is the last of the group. To others, his name is Charlie. I've heard some called him Sherman. His age is a mysterious but from the locals, they predicted he is 10 years old. Tina told me that people saw him walking from Harlem River and Henry Hudson River in his younger age. Julie said that Ricky used to hang out with a pitbull as a lady companion for a month in the past. They were inseparable until something happened to the pit bull and was taken away. Ricky experienced so much throughout his 10 years. He ended up settling in Highbridge Park. You can hear him howling when ambulances passing by or walking around the park. He is loved by locals and others.
His stories has been on abc, nbc, fox news and dnainfo.
In 2009, Julie and her mom have fell in love with Ricky. She has been feeding Ricky almost twice a day, morning and late night everyday. Her heart was to save him.
In 2014, Julie met great friends, Jose, Glenn and Tina that have similar interest in caring for Ricky. There were others like Masuki, George, Michelle, Denise, Chri, myself and more that help with food and love.
On Sunday, Feb 15, 2015, Julie decided tonight was the night to save Ricky in the frigid cold. He was already getting sick and didn't want to eat anything. Along her mom, Jose, Ed and Joey, they carefully picked Ricky up with the blankets he was laying on. Julie's mom caressed Ricky's to relax him. They managed to take Ricky into their car and into the hospital the same night.
Ricky has motivated me to be a better person. He is a survivor. He has survived over 10 years running away from ACC, cops, and other people that scared him. He has taught me bravery.
Here are some of the posts that came along from the capture.
Feb 17, 2015- (Morning) Ricky is still in the hospital. He is very weak and tired. The doctor will do a mri to check for brain tumor.
Feb 18, 2015 - They did the echcardigram today and they saw NO sign of brain tumor or concussion. That'said great news. And, they tested negative for heart antigen. But, spotted a weak positive for lyme.
Feb 18, 2015 - (7:44pm) I got the news from Tina that Ricky is showing sign of alertness. He can finally get up on his feet. The vet took him out to pee. Ricky didn'the need to use a sling spinal fluid because Dr Williams, neurologist, he didn'the see any inflammatory process. We are still waiting for the tick panel. If it'a clear, then he will be discharged as soon as tomorrow.
All donatons will be given to Ricky and his vet bills.
It has been quite some time since we posted an update about Ricky. We all hope you follow Ricky on facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/RickyCharlieDog/). He has been doing really great enjoying his human company, his friends, exploring his neighborhood, pet stores and adjusting living with cats. He has been healthy, however, his arthritis is becoming very bad and he needs to be checked by a vet again and have new meds that will help relieve the pain. We will as always appreciate if you could please help us share this page to help Tiina with some associated costs.
As always, thank you for being there for us, for supporting us, and for caring and loving Ricky!
My dog also has arthritis and I put her on K9 Adequan injection instead of all the chemical medication. Ask your vet about this injection treatment (no side effects). It really helps my dog and I hope it helps Ricky.
Thank you so very much. I have been following Ricky since day 1. He is precious.
Our Boy on FOX News http://www.myfoxny.com/story/28154906/longtime-stray-dog-rescued-from-cold-park#.VOa6eaOFrVd.facebook
I wanted to thank all my friends and others who have donated so far to help pay out Ricky/Charlie's vet bills. Thank you so much. We will be updating you on the progress with his treatment, training and placement.