I always say in that first picture of 'Charlie' it looks like she is crying. What she must have felt that night of April 9th, she was finally free. Little did she know what was about to happen. She would be making an 11 hour journey north 'home'. It was about the middle of the auction and the Beagles were up. 5 female Beagles were place up on the table. I don't even recall seeing Charlie when we previewed the dogs before the auction. But there she was down there, our number went up and they asked which one we wanted. And there she was looking up at us. Maybe it was her eyes and the way she looked at us? We ended up choosing number 248, now Charlie. We didn't have a good view of her, due to her being in the middle of the table so we didn't really know what she looked like. When we ended up being able to pick up the dogs we had won, we put her in a crate and then put a collar on her. She was so sweet and shy. All she wanted was the one thing she never knew, love. We went back to the hotel where we had stayed the night before and we took the dogs out to walk them and offer them water. Charlie had no idea what to do so she just stood there. She had never seen the outside or felt the grass beneath her feet before. We noticed the chain around her neck reading '2' on it. We couldn't wait to get home and get that rusty old thing off! We arrived back home around 9:30 am the next morning after driving through the night. Charlie was very happy to be able to play in the yard with her new friends and run free like she never had before. What a sweet sight to see! Little did we know just a week after her arrival she would meet her new family. They saw a picture of her, that she was going to be at our adoption event and they came to see her. They went home, filled out the application and then later brought their dog to meet her and see how they got along. It was truly love at first sight and they took her home to foster her. A week later after her stitches came out from being spayed they officially adopter her and they could not be happier! It truly happened for a reason that we were at the auction that day and she caught our eye. It was so she could be freed from a life of misery inside a cage, producing for the rest of her life. Now Charlie, now known as Mabel has an amazing home, new toys and treat, a family that loves her and an awesome yard to play in with her brother. Our rescue missions are only made possible by YOU! Please consider making a donation for our trip to the June auction and save more deserving souls like Charlie.