We have some happy news to share! Thanks to the many generous donations to Popeye's Help Me Heal fund, we raised more than the $1,950 needed for his surgery to repair his fractured ulna and radius. There was such a quick out-pouring of support for Popeye that the University of Wisconsin School Of Veterinary Medicine was able to get him into surgery early, saving him a whole day of discomfort.
Popeye is now resting and recovering with a loving foster family where his sweet and silly personality is really starting to come out.
"Popeye is feeling much better now that we can let him walk around. He just loves to follow us everywhere...He loves to lick hands while making silly little grunting and squeaking sounds and is very sweet about it."
-Courtney, Popeye's Foster Mom
DCHS Animal Medical Services is closely monitoring Popeye's progress. His leg is healing very well and, though the large puncture wound on is side has been a challenge to treat, as of mid July the wound is looking much better. As of now, it looks like Popeye will be ready to find his forever home as soon as his leg is fully healed near the end of August or early September.
Thank YOU for helping this sweet guy get the emergency surgery and follow-up care he needed. None of the work we do to help animals like Popeye would be possible without the generous support of the community.
Any remaining funds raised above those needed for Popeye's surgery and follow-up care will be used to continue the work DCHS's Animal Medical Services does every day.
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Successful Surgery for Popeye!
Thanks to YOU, Popeye is now on the road to recovery!
Great news! The community really came out in force to support Popeye, and thanks to your generous donation to Popeye’s Help Me Heal fund, we raised more than the $1,950 needed to repair Popeye’s fractured leg!
We are also happy to announce that because of the quick out pouring of support, the University Of Wisconsin School Of Veterinary Medicine was able to get Popeye in for his surgery yesterday afternoon and save him a whole day of discomfort. He is now recovering peacefully after a successful procedure.
Popeye still has a ways to go before he will be ready to find his forever home. Fortunately, with additional funds raised, he will be getting some much needed dental work and we will continue to monitor his many puncture wounds before sending him to a loving foster home.
Thank you to the University Of Wisconsin School Of Veterinary Medicine for all their support, Channel 3 WISC-TV for helping us share Popeye’s story and, most of all, thanks to everyone who generously donated so Popeye could get his second chance!
Help Popeye Heal
24 hours to raise $1,950 for needed surgery
Popeye, an adult Pomeranian, came to Dane County Humane Society last week after he was found stray and seriously injured in the village of Cambridge. Popeye had been attacked by an animal which left him with a fractured ulna and radius in his left front leg and many puncture wounds on his body. Our Animal Medical Services was quickly able to put a temporary splint on the fractured leg and start treating the puncture wounds, however, Popeye will need immediate surgery to repair the fractures which are both painful and at risk of setting incorrectly.
The University Of Wisconsin School Of Veterinary Medicine has offered to help us, but due to the time sensitive nature of Popeye’s case they will need to do his surgery this Friday, June 26. This type of fracture is too severe to heal without surgical intervention.
“Without this surgery Popeye’s limb would need to be removed to provide long-term comfort and mobility. The longer Popeye has to wait for this surgery the more challenging the procedure becomes because of the way his muscles and bones are responding to injury,” says Dr. Katie Kuehl, DVM, DCHS Shelter Veterinarian.
We’re thankful for the support and assistance of the University Of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and the community which has shown continued support for so many animals in need. “Throughout this traumatic experience, Popeye has remained so sweet and gentle,” says Marissa DeGroot, DCHS Public Relations Coordinator. “With the support of the community, Popeye will get the opportunity to make a full recovery and find a forever home.”
Please help us raise $1,950 in the next 24 hours for this sweet boy to receive the medical care he needs!
CLICK HERE to make your online contribution: Select “Help Me Heal” and please type “Popeye” in the comment section at the bottom of the page.
You can also mail or drop off your donation at Dane County Humane Society’s main shelter (5132 Voges Road, Madison, WI 53718), with “Popeye” in the subject line.
Any additional funds from Popeye’s surgery and follow-up care will be added to our Help Me Heal fund used to continue the work our Animal Medical Services does every day.