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One-eyed Miniature Pinscher “Princess” beats cancer

Now available at Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus

Racine, Wis – A little dog named Princess has escaped possible death and is now available at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Racine Campus.

The 5-year-old Miniature Pinscher came to the WHS Racine Campus as a stray dog; upon her initial veterinary exam, it was noted that not only did Princess have dental issues, but her eye was oddly opaque.

Dr. Nadine Langston, the full-time veterinarian at the shelter, removed Princess’ eye and what turned out to be an invasive melanoma within the eye. That cancerous tumor could have killed the little girl, if left untreated. Princess actually recovered the first night in Dr. Langston’s home, so the doc could keep a close eye on Princess as she healed from her surgery.

WHS Racine Campus staff  are excited to share that Princess is now recovered and ready for adoption!  Like all the dogs available from the Wisconsin Humane Society, she is spayed, microchipped and has been vaccinated. She also goes home with 30 days of pet health insurance and a certificate for a free veterinary exam. All adoptions at the shelter are first-come, first-served.

For more information about adopting Princess, visit racinehumane.org, call 262-554-6699 or stop in at 2706 Chicory Road in Racine.


  • Friday, April 19, 2013
  • For Immediate Release
  • Media Contact: Angela Speed
  • (414) 431-6104
  • aspeed@wihumane.org