Charles reminds his pet mom of a very tiny Chewbacca!  One day she noted that he had started to strain to urinate and then vomited.  She took Charles to the emergency veterinarian and they found multiple bladder stones and one had lodged in his urethra and was now blocking urination.  The ER team was able to unblock Charles with a urinary catheter, but the stones were still there and likely causing an infection and he would be at risk for blockage again unless they were surgically removed.  Charles pet mom found the team at Monument Boulevard Animal Hospital to do the surgery, but needed financial assistance.  SAGE Compassion for Animals provided the grant and Charles had his surgery to remove the stones – and also to have them analyzed to prevent recurrence in the future!