Fund for Ricky-Highbridge park dog

$4,975 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 104 people in 51 months





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.
2/17/15 - Feeling tired from anesthesia. 

It happened in 1994, when Al and Marie noticed a pack of dogs roaming around Dyckman St and 10th Ave. They have been feeding them almost everyday. As years goes by, the pack of dogs were minimizing.  Some inspected that they were taken away from ACC and others assumed they were adopted to new families.

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.


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It has been a while since we posted an update on Ricky's Gofundme page as we try to regurly post updates on his Facebook page. Ricky has been doing well after almost 2 years since his rescue which took place on 15 February 2015. He has since been enjoying his humane company and friends. He has proven to be not so dog friendly, unless the dog is a puppy! He has however become cat friendly to our biggest surprise! Due to his age and the fact that he has spent majority of his years living in a park and sleeping on a cold and wet ground and rocks, he has developed arthritis and has been on special medication since it got worse after his rescue. He has been regularly visiting the vet and is up for his vet appointment very soon. His cat roomates, on the other hand, have not been doing very well. Santo, Teddy bear and Marlow are very sick. Two others that Tiina was fostering, Orange and Carrot have been recently adopted. Thank you so much for continuing to follow Ricky's story and his progress. We will be happy to provide you further updates and share with you Ricky's adventures.
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Dear All,

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!
https://www.facebook.com/RickyCharlieDog/
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Happy Thanksgiving dear friends and followers! Its been a long time since we have posted an update on Gofundme page for Ricky. Ricky is doing great, he enjoys his new life and his companionship with Tiina, he enjoys having a warm home and a meal every single day and he enjoys being surrounded by many people who love him dearly and care about him! For those who still don't know we have created a Facebook page for Ricky (Ricky Charlie Highbridge Park Dog ) where you can watch video and photo updates about Ricky. We thank you for your love and care!
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It has been more than 6 months since the day Ricky was rescued and started a new life of regular pet! It has been a challenging time for all involved, but most importantly very rewarding time! First of all, the dream of all involved in Ricky's care came true, it has given us an enourmous feeling of happiness to know that our lovely boy is saved, out of the cold, rain, snow, heat and healthy and fed every single day under our observation!!! We also met all of you, kindhearted and compassionate animal lovers, who fell in love with our boy, because he is very special, of course, and because all of you have too big of a hearts! Ricky has been doing very well, he has been proving to us how special he is by being so smart to adopt to a new life so quickly! He learned to live with cats and human beings all around him! He learned to do his business when he is taken outside (with some minor accidents here and there). He likes his walks and being on a leash with people that he trusts and loves. He learned how to socialize with other dogs and puppies! He is special and continues to make all of us happy! Thank you for all you did for us and for Ricky! We truly appreciate it!!!
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Susie Kuo
31 months ago

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.

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Linda M Burger
31 months ago

Thank you so very much. I have been following Ricky since day 1. He is precious.

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Charlie-Dog-Manhattan-Park-Inwood-Highbridge-BluePearl-Veterinary-Specialist-Hospital-Dog-292471671.html

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2015/02/woman-sleeps-in-freezing-nyc-park-to-save-senior-feral-dog/

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Homeless-Dog-Rescued-NYC-Parks-New-Owner-Home-Adjustment-Struggle-292824741.html

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/02/19/dog-has-a-home-after-10-years-wandering-washington-heights-inwood/

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

http://7online.com/525818/

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

Our Boy on FOX News http://www.myfoxny.com/story/28154906/longtime-stray-dog-rescued-from-cold-park#.VOa6eaOFrVd.facebook

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

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.

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Created February 17, 2015
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BC
$300
Barbara Calnan
13 months ago
$500
Robin Reed
14 months ago
VT
$30
Vura Thuku-Jones
19 months ago

Thank you Yulia and your group of friends for taking such good care of not just Ricky but the kitties too. We appreciate all that you do. Thank you.

FW
$75
Faye Wang
21 months ago

I haven't seen Ricky for a long time but I would love to still help out. I wish him well. He is getting old and weak and I hope he is loving life instead of surviving alone.

CC
$25
Cynthia Choi
30 months ago

<3

DJ
$25
David Suaviso Jr
30 months ago

Good boy Ricky!

DB
$50
Debbie Bonnet
30 months ago

Good luck and thank you for taking such good care of Ricky.

$20
Rebecca Hernandez
31 months ago

Hi Ricky, it's not much, but I will help with what I can whenever I can. Love seeing you. LOVE you're kitties friends too.

MH
$25
Mary Hoffman
31 months ago
PW
$20
Paula Walzer
31 months ago

To help Teddy Bear recover, and also keep Ricky happy and healthy!

Susie Kuo
31 months ago

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.

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Linda M Burger
31 months ago

Thank you so very much. I have been following Ricky since day 1. He is precious.

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Charlie-Dog-Manhattan-Park-Inwood-Highbridge-BluePearl-Veterinary-Specialist-Hospital-Dog-292471671.html

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2015/02/woman-sleeps-in-freezing-nyc-park-to-save-senior-feral-dog/

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Homeless-Dog-Rescued-NYC-Parks-New-Owner-Home-Adjustment-Struggle-292824741.html

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/02/19/dog-has-a-home-after-10-years-wandering-washington-heights-inwood/

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

http://7online.com/525818/

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

Our Boy on FOX News http://www.myfoxny.com/story/28154906/longtime-stray-dog-rescued-from-cold-park#.VOa6eaOFrVd.facebook

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Yuliya Avez
51 months ago

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.

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