Dog rescued from ice on Kinnickinnic River adopted

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Charley, the dog that was found stuck on a slab of ice on the Kinnickinnic River on Sunday evening, March 17th, was adopted Friday, April 5th by Paul Gasper.

FOX6 News was there when Charley was pulled from a piece of ice on the KK River on Sunday, March 17th. Once Charley was rescued, the quest to find his owner began. While the dog and his owner were reunited on Tuesday, March 19th — that reunion was short-lived because the owner couldn't afford to keep the dog.

Following the short-lived reunion, Charley stayed at the Elmbrook Humane Society, where he was neutered prior to being adopted.

Charley, who's a pug/miniature Bassett Hound mix, went home with his new owner, Paul Gasper Friday afternoon. Gasper was chosen by the Elmbrook Humane Society after reviewing dozens of applications.

Gasper says he is very exited to take home Charley, claiming he clicked with the dog immediately.

"I was just waiting to be meet him. Now that I'm taking him home I am highly excited," Gasper said.

Representatives of the Elmbrook Humane society told FOX6 News that all the attention Charley attracted has helped stir interested in the adoption of several other animals currently at the shelter.

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