CharlieCharlie was brought to the University of Missouri for analysis.  They found he had a liver shunt.  He was only 3 months old.  The owner couldn’t afford the surgery.  Dirk’s Fund agreed to pay his bill.  They did the surgery, but no matter what, he was too weak and couldn’t sustain his body without help from machines.  At the Unisversity’s recommendations, Dirk’s Fund agreed to let him go.  We were able to get the University get us a paw print.  All of us thought he was something special.