For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Needs Your Help
– Poor little Robbie suffered enough. His
guardian was moving and couldn't take the little
fella with him. Robbie had also been shot, which
is why he had a splint in his leg. When the 5-year-old
canine was surrendered to a small shelter, the shelter
wasn't hopeful they could place him for adoption.
What else could possibly go wrong for Robbie?
shelter turned to the Wisconsin Humane Society for
help. Robbie arrived at WHS in early May with a
severely fractured left rear leg. He couldn't put
any weight on it and fell down if he tried. But,
this didn't prevent him from hopping over to the
WHS veterinary staff to say hello.
After a thorough
examination and a round of x-rays, WHS veterinarians
determined adorable Robbie would need surgery. Pins
were successfully planted into Robbie's leg, and
he was on strict cage rest until the pins were removed.
Weeks went by, yet Robbie's leg didn't heal. To
save his leg, a plate will need to be inserted onto
the bone and the healing should proceed more quickly
as the plate will ensure a stronger bond between
the pieces of bone.
is that of an energetic, happy-go-lucky boy. The
moment you meet Robbie, it's hard not to fall in
love with him. He will naturally bring a smile to
your face. Despite Robbie's painful ordeal, he remains
cheerful and eager to please.
The Wisconsin Humane
Society needs help to pay $4,000 to perform the
extensive leg surgery. WHS also needs funds to maintain
his current care and is seeking a family who understands
Robbie's needs and who wants to adopt him. To donate,
call (414) ANIMALS or visit www.wihumane.org.
Opportunity: Robbie is
available for photos and filming at the Wisconsin
Humane Society until Thursday, July 13 at 2 p.m.,
and a WHS veterinarian is available for interviews.
To schedule an appointment, contact Michelle Pintar
at (414) 431-6104.