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Charlie's Army Animal Rescue is run solely by its President, Marie Gutshall. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN 86-3858693).


Hi, nice to meet you.

I began my fostering journey in March of 2018 with a mama and her 7 beautiful babies. It was my first experience with fostering and working with a shelter... I was immediately hooked. Over the months that followed, I learned more and fostered more kittens, and soon decided to rescue independently. Providing quality care and ensuring the animals that came into my home received the best care possible was important to me.


Charlie's Army was established in 2019, shortly after I answered a plea for help: a young kitten had been abused and left paralyzed. I named him Charlie. Charlie ended up needing extensive surgery and I watched in awe as an army of people came together to raise the money needed to not only save his life but allow him to walk again. That's where our name came from, by the way. Since we saved Charlie, we now have an Army that saves so many more.

Meet Charlie:


You can read an article about Charlie by clicking here.

Here's Charlie's Dodo story:

Charlie helped me discover my greatest passion: rescuing special needs and at-risk animals. Since Charlie came into my life, I have been able to save so many precious babies and give them a chance to not only survive but thrive. 

Charlie, now two years old, remains with me - his forever mom.


Since May of 2019, I have been dedicating my life to animal rescue 24/7/365, and I wouldn't have it any other way; it's what I'm meant to be doing.

Thank you for visiting my website, for donating, fostering, adopting, or just sending a message of support. I'm most active and available via Instagram, @charlies__army

Roxie, soaking up some sun this afternoo
I took Athena to the vet this afternoon
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