Friday, November 18, 2011
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
(414) 431-6104 firstname.lastname@example.org
DOG LOSES LEG AFTER BEING SHOT
“Stacks” now at Wisconsin Humane Society awaiting new home
MILWAUKEE – A dog has lost a leg – but not her life - after being intentionally shot near 14th & Atkinson in Milwaukee. Stacks, a 1.5-year-old Beagle/Shepherd mix, was brought to the Wisconsin Humane Society the day after the shooting.
The woman who surrendered the sweet dog to WHS had a disturbing story. “People have threatened to shoot Stacks because she barks when they are running from the cops…” read the intake report. It wasn’t just a threat, and Stacks was shot while protecting her own yard and family.
Stacks front leg sustained substantial damage and she was in a lot of pain when she arrived at WHS. She couldn’t put any weight on her leg and fell down if she tried. But, this didn’t prevent her from hopping over to the WHS veterinary staff to say hello.
WHS veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Jackson performed amputation surgery on her leg and today, Stacks is fully recovered. She is now ready to be adopted by a loving person who understands that she may need just a bit more extra love and attention as she makes a transition into a new home.
For more information about Stacks, please visit the Wisconsin Humane Society at www.wihumane.org or check out their Facebook page.
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Note: Stacks will be available for filming and photos between 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18. To schedule a time to film Stacks, please call Angela at 414-431-6104.