When a man went to Little Rock, Arkansas with his son, they were just expecting to have a little fun with their motorbikes. But fate decided that something different would happen that day after they spotted an old abandoned cage by the road. For whatever reason, Bret Winingar and his son Zach were curious about the dilapidated cage and approached it.
That was when they realized that something was inside the abandoned crate. Looking inside, Bret and Zach were surprised, and may have been a little upset, to see a malnourished dog fighting to survive. The pair had no clue how long this poor animal had to suffer inside the cage but what they did notice was that the dog’s nails had already grown into her paws.
Bite marks and scratches were all over the crate. The big hole on its side also showed how the animal wanted to break free from its confining prison. It must have prepared for death seeing as though it had no chance to escape and feed itself.
Bret and Zach knew that they had to do something to save its life. Once they had managed to open the crate’s door, they immediately noticed the poor condition of the dog. It was skinny, weak, and injured as well. So, the father and son first bought dog food to feed their new friend, who they later named Charlie Bravo, and then took it home so that it could be cared for.
The kind humans already have a lot of dogs at home so adopting Charlie Bravo wasn’t going to be an option. But as time wore on, the Winingar family fell in love with the beautiful dog and kept him. Fortunately, news of their heroic rescue got around and people started donating money that was primarily used for Charlie Bravo’s medical expenses.
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