When Pretzel arrived at the Wisconsin Humane Society, she was trembling and could barely walk. Her fur was so tightly matted, it strangled her right leg, cutting off circulation to her paw and causing a severe bone infection. Without treatment, she would lose the limb — and likely her life.
Despite her young age, the 2-year-old pup already had joint issues and showed signs of a previous injury to her other leg. Pretzel was too terrified to look at anyone, cowering in the corner with her head down and her tail tucked beneath her. Our veterinary team had to work quickly to earn her trust and ease her pain.
After a full shave, wound treatment, bandages, and medication, we were able to save her leg and cure the infection. Before long, Pretzel began to look and feel like a whole new dog. The crouching, shaking little girl was now brighter, more confident, and finally on the road to recovery.
Giving hope is an essential part of what our community does - together. Hope propels us forward, in an effort to create a safer, more humane future for all of us, animals and people alike. We couldn’t do it without you.
Please help us kick off the season of giving with a gift to Hope's Lights. You can purchase a light in honor or memory of a beloved companion animal, person, or even a wild animal. If you'd like to donate in honor of a loved one and let them know, click here.
- $25 makes a light shine
- $100 sets a strand of lights aglow
- $250 illuminates a wreath
- $500 lights an entire tree
Even a single light will make a real difference in the life of an animal. Together, we can shine hope in dark places and make life better for all of us.