Bob Born boarded Charlie, a four-month old blind collie puppy, onto his private plane like he has done many times in the past volunteering to transport rescue dogs to many remote destinations. Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio (AHDRO) was on the manifest this time with Charlie. He was scheduled for euthanasia because his breeder saw no use for a blind puppy. AHDRO was contacted and stepped in to help.
Arriving at the airport, Charlie was met by Laura and Hal, his new fosters, who took him in and immediately fell in love with his kind heart and brave soul. As they got to know Charlie who became very comfortable in his new home, his fosters decided to adopt him.
Meanwhile, on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio, a new tradition was started by one of the university’s fraternities, Sigma Pi Gamma, to bring dogs on campus to help calm the students during finals. Laura and Hal heard about this event and thought this was a good opportunity for Charlie to socialize with other dogs and people. This sweet puppy came out of his shell and indeed relaxed the stress of so many of the students while melting their hearts.
The brothers of Sigma Pi Gamma took a particular interest in Charlie. They put their pennies together and raised $100 towards the rescue’s fundraiser, Pars Fore Pets golf outing and sponsored a hole for the Friends of Charlie.
AHDRO will rescue their 1000th dog in 2015. All dogs are special in their own way and many have endured neglect and abuse beyond belief. Charlie was fortunate to only be blind, a handicap that doesn’t seem to limit him. The beauty of love is only in the eye of the beholder. Charlie doesn’t need sight to feel the abundance of that love all around him thanks to his flight angel, new forever home and the kind gesture of the OSU’s Sigma Pi Gamma fraternity.
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AHDRO Reunion 10/3/15