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Help Honey find a home

One of the last dogs from Oklahoma tornado region has some special needs

Milwaukee – A 10-year-old Corgi mix originally from Oklahoma needs some extra help finding a home at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS). Honey was transferred to WHS’s Milwaukee Campus from a shelter in the Oklahoma City area after May tornados caused so many dogs to become homeless or separated from their families.

Honey had already been at a shelter; therefore, shelter workers in Oklahoma knew that no one was missing her – so Honey boarded a truck with 20 other pups bound for Milwaukee. She is one of the last dogs from that transfer to be adopted. And officials at WHS say they need a little help finding a great home for Honey.

“Honey is the sweetest dog, and she has some chronic medical issues that will need to be managed in her new home, including chronic arthritis, dental issues and cataracts,” said Angela Speed, director of community relations and development at WHS.

“We also suspect that she may have some additional underlying conditions that will need further tests to diagnose. We do not have the specialized medical equipment to do those tests at the shelter, and it will be much better for Honey to be treated while relaxing in a permanent home environment, as well. Honey will be going home with a special voucher for medical care to get her started on the right track,” Speed said.

Honey’s blood work was normal and x-rays revealed that she may have respiratory and possibly cardiac issues. Honey hasn’t shown any symptoms of being in any pain; however, she would really benefit from seeing a veterinary specialist to determine the best course of care for her. 

“We are confident we can find Honey a loving person to offer her the comfy place on the couch that she so deserves. She’s been through a lot, and we just adore her,” Speed said. “We’re going to work closely with her adopters regarding her medical conditions to ensure that she is well cared and loved in her new home.”

If you are interested in adopting Honey, please stop by the Milwaukee Campus during their normal adoption hours Tuesday-Friday 12-8; Saturday 10-6 or Sunday 11-5. Adopter profiles can be filled out online at

Photo/Interview opportunity

Honey will be available for filming on Tuesday, June 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Angela Speed will be available for interviews during that time. Please call Angela at 414-431-6104 to confirm a visit.

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013
  • For Immediate Release
  • Media Contact: Angela Speed
  • (414) 431-6104