Lucy the Shih Tzu needs holiday heroes

Lucy was a matted mess when she first came to the Wisconsin Humane Society, but her injuries were far worse than even we suspected. The little pumpkin, a Shih Tzu, was full of kisses when she arrived, but she couldn’t bear any weight on her back right leg and hobbled around in pain. 

WHS veterinarians sedated Lucy to remove the extreme matting and discovered something horrific. The mats on her back leg had wrapped themselves so tightly around her ankle that they became deeply embedded in her skin, exposing bone and tendon. The tissue was red and raw and seriously infected. She had been suffering like that for some time.

WHS staff gently cleaned Lucy’s wound, treated her for pain, removed all her mats, and bandaged her leg to allow her to heal. They dressed her in a sweater to keep her warm and cozy. And promised Lucy that she’d never suffer like that again.

Lucy is resting now in our ICU and staff are hopeful for a full recovery, but she still needs round-the-clock care to monitor her condition. Will you help Lucy by making a donation for her medical care?   

You can donate here, or even make a donation in honor or memory of someone you love. It’s your support that makes it possible for WHS to provide top-notch care for animals like Lucy and they couldn’t do it without the generosity of people in the community.

Lucy will be starting 2016 with a healthier, more hopeful future. Thank you for helping make that happen. 

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