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Northwoods Animal Shelter: Emergency Medical Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The $1,000 grant was used to pay for a portion of the surgery to repair Sarge's fractured left front leg.

This grant money allowed us to send Sarge to UW Madison for orthopedic surgery following a gunshot wound to his head.

How many pets did this grant help?


Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

In the early morning hours of Jan. 11, 2018, Sarge was found lying in the middle of a rural road with a broken leg and a gunshot wound to his head. A kindhearted man was on his way to work and thought there was a dead animal in the road. He then realized that the animal wasn’t dead. The kind man and his wife called the police and waited with Sarge until help arrived. Trooper Weesner and Deputy Schiavo (third photo) arrived on the scene, loaded Sarge into the patrol car and took him to the Four Seasons Animal Hospital, where he was stabilized and treated for hypothermia.

The fact that Sarge was still alive is a miracle! This amazing dog loves everyone he meets. Despite his painful injuries, he is always wagging his tail and giving kisses to his caregivers. At this time, Sarge is two weeks post-op and is doing great! The vet team at UW Madison was phenomenal and our local veterinarian, Four Seasons Animal Hospital, was amazing as well. Sarge is now recovering and will have a follow-up appointment at the end of March.

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