Dog known as ‘Charles the Monarch’ found roaming Norfolk streets, again

Charles the Monarch with an ODU fan.

NORFOLK, Va. – Police said ‘Charles the Monarch,’ the popular local dog was found roaming the streets Tuesday.

The dog was taken to the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center after a citizen saw the dog roaming.

Police said a seizure hearing will be held May 2 to determine if the owner, Daniel Painter, will be able to keep the dog.

Charles the Monarch has gotten attention the past not only for his lion-look but for Painter being in court.

This time last year a judge ruled that the dog needed to be on a leash when it is not with Painter.

Past coverage:

Owner of ‘Charles the Monarch’ dog back in court

“Lion Dog” Charles the Monarch will stay with owner

Owner of ‘Charles the Monarch’ speaks publicly