Friday, December 12, 2008
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Direct: (414) 431-6104
Abused Puppy Faces Rough Path to Recovery
MILWAUKEE – It’s unthinkable to imagine how badly little Jack had suffered before he was brought to the Wisconsin Humane Society. This poor pup has numerous health issues, all indicating neglect and even abuse. Jack, a 5-month-old American Pit Bull puppy, was brought to WHS with a painful limp in his rear leg and a bloody gash across his throat, likely the result of an embedded collar.
As if that wasn’t enough, Jack is also suffering from fleas and a bad case of demodectic mange, a condition caused by skin mites that can cause patchy fur, skin infections and scaly skin. Jack is also malnourished, which likely worsened the mange due to a poor immune system.
The puppy is receiving all of the tender loving care possible while he recovers at WHS. Veterinary staff will take x-rays to determine the extent of his leg fracture; the mange and wound to his neck will be treated, as well. Although only time will heal his wounds, Jack is slowly learning how to trust people again.
Wonderful transformations occur every day at the Wisconsin Humane Society where dogs like Jack receive extra special attention. Because of these special transformations, Jack’s future looks promising and he now looks forward to a much happier 2009.
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Photo/Filming Opportunity: WHS veterinarian, Dr. Nancy Weiss, will be available for interviews today between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please call Angela Speed at 414-431-6104 to schedule an appointment.