MAPS Shares Story of “Christmas Miracle” Dog

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Donations Needed to Help with Medical Care

MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – On December 6, Marshfield Area Pet Shelter received an emergency phone call from the Wood County Sheriff’s Dept. A sweet lab mix had been hit by a car. Staff sprang into action to assess the condition of the injured dog. X-rays revealed a fractured pelvis in three places and numerous broken teeth.

Duke the day of his injury

48 hours after the accident, Duke was still in a lot of pain so MAPS consulted with an orthopedic specialist in Madison. Duke was rushed to Madison the next day where a CT scan was performed. The scan revealed surprisingly good news. Duke’s injuries would not require surgery and he will eventually heal on his own.

However, he is facing a long 6-8 weeks of ‘bedrest’ and once he recovers, he will need 6 teeth removed. Duke is now back at the shelter under the watchful eye of MAPS’ vet tech staff. His days are long in his kennel because he is still unable to stand up or walk, but he’s making progress every day.

Duke’s extensive medical needs included 7 days at the Madison hospital among many other expenses which exceeded $5,000.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to give this sweet pup the second chance he deserves, but the expenses have drained our medical fund. If you can give even a small gift to help replenish our fund that would be greatly appreciated,” said MAPS Executive Director Karen Rau.

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible. Donate online HERE or mail a check to:

Marshfield Area Pet Shelter or MAPS
3500 Downwind Drive
Marshfield, WI 54449

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