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ELSAADOPT.jpgADOPTION UPDATE: Waukesha resident Jane and her daughter Keely waited outside our doors hours before we opened on 1/2 so they could be the first in line to meet little Elsa. They’ve been a long-time Terrier family, they currently have a Dachshund at home, and coincidentally, they used to have a dog named Elsa. When she was growing up, Jane had a dog with severe rear leg injuries whom the vet said would never walk again, so her father built the dog a wheelchair, they routinely did physical therapy in the bathtub, and eventually the dog made a full recovery! How's that for dedication?! This truly was an excellent match and we couldn't be happier for this brave little pup!

UPDATE: 1/2/15 The veterinary staff cleared Elsa this morning for adoption, so she'll be available today at noon!  Thank you to everyone who helped support this sweet pup!

On Monday, December 22, Elsa was brought to the WHS Milwaukee Campus with a terrible wound.

Elsabutton.jpgHer previous owner had left Elsa home alone, loose in the house. When he arrived home, Elsa was tangled in curtain cords. She had chewed off her hind leg in an attempt to free herself.  

Amazingly, Elsa survived. In fact, when she arrived at WHS, she was full of kisses, tail wagging away. Veterinary staff immediately gave her pain medication and antibiotics to ward off infection. Because of the significant damage, further amputation was needed and WHS veterinarians performed the surgery the very next day. 

Elsa is the most darling puppy and we know from experience that a leg amputation doesn’t necessarily affect a dog’s mobility. Dogs, especially puppies, can learn to adapt and function very well on three legs, and usually keep up with their four-legged counterparts with no problem.

Elsa is expected to make a full recovery and will go up for adoption once her medical treatment is completed. 

Would you make a gift to help support Elsa's medical care? 

Click here to make your gift today or contact the Development Department at 414-431-6128. You can also make a donation in honor of someone special and send them an ecard!

*** Close supervision of young animals is critical to their safety. Like curious toddlers, puppies can easily get into trouble. Always supervise play time, and confine your puppy to a safe room or kennel when you need to leave the house. ***