The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 128 years, WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need. We offer adoption services that place 9,000 animals in new homes annually, veterinary services that save thousands of lives, educational programs that instill respect for animals, behavior services to assist guardians and a myriad of other initiatives that help end suffering for animals. We depend entirely on private donations to fund our programs and rely on volunteers in nearly every department. If you are interested in adopting, volunteering, enrolling in a class, taking a tour or making a donation, check out our comprehensive web site at wihumane.org. The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!
Chi Chi is hoping that 2009 is a better year. When she was brought to WHS, she looked so sad. She had great trouble walking due to a problem with her kneecaps and her family left her at WHS in hopes that we could return her to good health and better spirits.
Chi Chi, a 6-year-old Dachshund, was given a full medical exam upon her arrival and we discovered that she had heartworm disease. For many weeks, she needs to remain inactive as her system expells the worms. Exertion can cause the dead worms to dislodge, pass to the lungs and cause respiratory failure or even death. Without the discovery of Chi Chi's heartworm disease, she would have surely died at a very young age.
The little cuddler's delicate kneecaps also slipped and slided out of place, making walking an arduous task. A specialist performed surgery on her legs to correct the condition. Her little bones have been secured with metal pins to expedite a speedy recovery. She is currently getting extra special attention and love as she heals in our clinic.
Can you help with a donation to fund her care? WHS receives no government funding to provide care for dogs like Chi Chi. You can even sponsor Chi Chi as a gift for someone else. For more info, click here.