Dog attacked with machete recovers, finds home

Charlie enjoying life with new family


DETROIT – A black Labrador mix, Charlie, who was attacked with a machete in Detroit and rescued by the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Cruelty Investigation Department in August, has found a new home after a long road to recovery.

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MHS first learned of Charlie's ordeal on August 24, when a concerned neighbor called the MHS Cruelty Investigation Hotline to report the attack. MHS responded to the scene and rushed the dog to its Detroit Center for Animal Care, where he was treated for multiple wounds.

After successful surgeries by MHS veterinarians to repair his wounds and severed ligaments, Charlie was placed into a foster home to help with his recovery. He spent months recovering and has now found a loving family to call his own.

"Hearing that Charlie had been attacked by a machete, I just felt that he really needed a safe, trusting, happy environment," said, Skye Ross, Charlie's adopter. "We're looking forward to being able to take him a lot of different places and to do a lot of different things and spending as much time with him as we can."