Disabled dog inspires Bay Area charity effort

- Carlee Beveridge and her dog Wolfie are leading a movement to help animals with disabilities.

Wolfie was born with deformed front legs. His owner thought about getting him euthanized but instead, he ended up with Beveridge.

To honor her pet, Carlee started the Wolfie Project, raising funds and awareness for similar animals with medical conditions and disabilities.

"His personality is pretty fantastic," Beveridge, of the Wolfie Project said. "Loves everyone, loves animals, loves dogs; he cheers up everybody he sees."

Carlee and Wolfie are now inseparable.

"I always like to think that he always has a giant smile on his face," Beveridge said. "I decided to foster him and now it is three years later, and he hasn't left the house."

Wolfie's loving attitude is contagious.

"There have been times that I have come home, and it's been a rough day, and I'm so thankful that he is there. He brightens up my day," she explained.

Now, the pair work to change the lives of animals in Tampa Bay - one painting at a time.

"For a donation, you can come and either paint with Wolfie, or paint with your own dog, or paint with your child, or your spouse; whoever you might have with you," she said.

The Wolfie project is currently helping Benjamin, a 9-year-old boy born with Cerebral Palsy. He needs a device to help him with his therapy. 

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