A special wheelchair used by a disabled dog was stolen from his owners’ porch in Long Beach, Washington.
Charley, a 6-year-old black Labrador, has used the custom-made chair to get around since he lost feeling in his hind legs a year and a half ago. Charley’s owners, Rod Beauregard and Leoni Wolf, usually keep the two-wheeled vehicle inside, but it was left outside recently, and the wheelchair, which cost around $400, together with the ramp Charley used were stolen.
Rod and Leoni say they can tell he wants to play and chase his ball, but he can’t. Since the theft, they have been transporting him outside using a blanket. “I don’t know what’s happening with the world. People just seem to be taking more and more from each other,” said Leoni. “He can’t walk now, he can’t run for his ball, he can’t get up, he can’t stand up, and he’s sad about it,” Rod added.
Rod says he can't understand why someone would steal his dog's wheelchair, but he has an idea.
"It has BMX wheels on it. Someone could put it on a bike. They're going to throw the other piece away probably," he said.
However, a family friend created a GoFundMe account to raise money to replace the chair and within hours of the page going up, the funds were met.