Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Reward offered for safe return of Charlie Brown

As some of you know, my dog Jeremy was adopted from Rescue Ridge, a wonderful organization in Monmouth County, NJ. One of their courtesy post dogs, Charlie Brown, finally found a home in Morganville, NJ on New Year's Eve but escaped from the yard the next morning. He is still missing.

Reward offered for safe return of Charlie Brown

Dog goes missing shortly after arriving at Marlboro home
Amy Rosen - News Transcript

MARLBORO — A cash reward is being offered for the safe return of a lost dog named Charlie Brown.

Charlie Brown is shy, traumatized and scared, according to Michelle Forsythe, a rescue transport coordinator from Pennsylvania who helped arrange the adoption of the 18-month-old reddish-brown lab mix to a family in the Morganville section of Marlboro.

Unfortunately, within the first few hours at what was supposed to be his forever home, Charlie Brown ran away from the yard of the family’s Alexander Court, Marlboro, home on Jan. 1 at about 4 a.m. and has not been seen since.

Charlie Brown has had all his shots and all his health certificates are in order, but he was recently neutered and his sutures were supposed to be removed Jan. 3. The dog has a microchip, which is currently registered to Forsythe, but Marlboro police and animal control officers had not been able to locate Charlie Brown as of Jan. 10.

The family has put out food, but Charlie Brown, who loves food, according to Forsythe, has not been located.

Over the weekend of Jan. 8-9, volunteers from Rescue Ridge, a local animal rescue organization, took to the streets and woods in the area to help locate Charlie Brown. The volunteers also handed out fliers in the area. With snow forecast for Jan. 11, concern was growing for the dog’s safety.

“Charlie Brown and his brother, Bobby, were young dogs that we think were abused by their original owners,” Forsythe said. “They had been in foster care on a farm pending a nurturing home.

“Charlie Brown is very, very sweet and doesn’t have an aggressive bone in his body. Charlie is scared of new people and situations. If scared, he will crouch, bolt, run and hide. He enjoys other dogs and fast-food snacks. He won’t come if called,” she said.

Anyone who has seen Charlie Brown is asked to call Marlboro police at 732-536-0100 or Michelle Forsythe at 304-374-0804.

1 comment:

jackie@irishheart said...

I do hope Charlie has found his way home. Looks like he is full of character! My mum's dog is named Charlie - we bought him as a terrier but God know what he actually is. Best of luck! www.irishheart.com