In December last year, we shared the heartbreaking story of Charley. This sweet pup who was discarded in a plastic container and left to die on the side of a highway in Lincoln County, Washington. Luckily, a truck driver was making a quick stop and saw the box.

The truck driver immediately took the lid off and found a black-and-white puppy among the filth. 

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The pup was taken to SCRAPS, a local rescue organization, and given a warm bath and medical attention. Sweet little Charley then went to live in a foster home while he recuperated.

And now we have the BEST news to share …CHARLEY GOT ADOPTED by his foster dad!

Charley will now have a warm, loving home to call his this holiday season (and for every holiday of his life!), thanks to the compassion of his foster dad.

With over 70 million homeless dogs and cats wandering the streets in the U.S., we could all stand to do a lot more to ensure the lucky animals who make it to shelters get their happy ending too. If you’re considering welcoming a four-legged companion into your home, please always adopt and never shop. If you’re unable to adopt, animal shelters could always use more volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, so be sure check out our guide to volunteering!

And of course, always speak up when you see an animal in need! If you happen to come across a dog or cat, or any other animal in need, check out these Animal Rescue Hotlines. You could save a life, just like Charley’s! For more ways on how you can get involved to help save animals, click here. Together, we can end pet homelessness!

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To learn more about SCRAPS, click here.

Image Source: SCRAPS