Coulee Region Humane Society, Inc. was able to help ten special dogs with special needs because of the support of Pedigree Foundation and Petfinder Foundation. In September 2012 we were granted $1,000 to help dogs who come to our shelter and are found to have veterinary needs beyond the scope of what we are generally able to provide.
You may notice that many of the dogs you helped are the popular “small dogs.” In 2011, Wisconsin passed “puppy mill” legislation. Businesses and organizations that sold or adopted out 25 dogs per year are now subject to inspection. After this legislation passed there were many, many small dogs coming to animal shelters. We are still experiencing higher intake of small dogs, very often with dental problems. We think that this is the result of many small breeders closing their businesses as an outcome of the inspection legislation. We hope you can take a moment to be glad about the good that is done because of your Foundation. One by one, these dogs got the help they needed. All but one, who is in foster care, have been adopted.
Lyza was a frightened girl with multiple abscesses in her mouth. She received dental care and multiple extractions and was spayed. She is another dog who found wonderful people in a quiet home who have let her learn that the world is not a scary place. Spot was adopted and then returned because of extensive dental-care needs. He received dental care, including extractions, and was neutered. This playful and cuddly boy was quickly adopted out again to a caring home. Precious was surrendered with two other dogs. She is a popular-size dog but clearly had dental problems. Thanks to you, Precious had teeth extracted and became more attractive to adopters. This bubbly, toy-loving girl was adopted into a lively home.