Woman Saves an Old Stray Dog by Sleeping Next to Him in a Freezing park

For dog lovers, animals lovers, or just lovers of life! This is a heartwarming and beautiful story of kindness, love, and human compassion for all living creatures. Long live Charlie! :’)

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An upper Manhattan woman slept outside in a makeshift shelter for two days straight — braving ruthless winds and bone-chilling temperatures — as she risked her life to save a stray dog from freezing to death.

Denise Lauffer save's old dog

Denise Lauffer, 40, is a dog walker who has adopted three feral dogs and a stray since she moved to the Washington Heights area in 1994.  For the last several years, she’s been leaving food out for Charlie, a dog born within a pack of wild dogs that freely roamed Highbridge Park.

Denise Lauffer save's old dog Denise Lauffer

All of the other dogs were captured about five years ago, but Charlie has managed to elude all efforts to catch him.  Now at 10, he’s slowing down, and with temperatures below zero this week, many feared that he wouldn’t survive.

“He no longer has his pack, he’s a slow old man now, and was not going to make it…

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