‘Charles the Monarch’ again found wandering the streets of Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — “Charles the Monarch” was again found wandering along a Norfolk street this week, police say.

According to police, someone dropped the dog off at the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center on Tuesday.

Charles first gained fame in 2013 when people who saw him running the streets of Norfolk mistook him for a lion and called police. The dog has his own children’s book and is known by some as the unofficial mascot of Old Dominion University. The Charles the Monarch Facebook Page is currently down.

Charles’ owner, Daniel Painter, has faced charges multiple times before, over the dog’s care. Most recently, Painter had a charge of failure to control an animal nolle prossed, or withdrawn.

Charge against ‘Charles the Monarch’ owner withdrawn

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