Reported stray dog’s vision, health returns
Monroe County Animal Shelter & Dog Control Dept. helps Angel
MONROE COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) — A dog that was reported as a stray on someone’s yard that was very thin and slightly disoriented in February was recently adopted after being nursed back to health by the Monroe County Animal Shelter & Dog Control Department.
Amber Cordes, the shelter director and one of the humane officers at the Department, said the Red Tick coonhound had gone blind due to starvation and hypothermia. Angel could barely hold her head up, walk or even acknowledge that the staff was there.
Angel spent about two weeks at the vet clinic where she was monitored 24/7. Cordes said Angel began eating, developed thirst and was able to start to walk.
“The most incredible thing was, as she began to recuperate, her vision started to come back!” Cordes told us. “We were astounded! Angel was proving to be a TRUE fighter. A dog that most did not think would survive, but something in my heart told me that she would.”
After being treated for ringworm and working on her weight at the Monroe County Animal Shelter, Angel went to a foster facility in Eau Claire, Bob’s House for Dogs.
“She quickly became a ‘normal dog’ and a true hound-she was howling, digging, running, playing, and snuggling,” Cordes said.
Angel actually became too energetic for her senior roommates. Eve Zellmer, who owns Fun Fur Pets Daycare in La Crosse, agreed to foster Angel, but after a few days decided to adopt her.
“Angel’s story is one of the reasons I do what I do in this field,” Cordes told News 8. “Finding animals in need (no matter the severity) and finding the perfect ending for them is truly heart-warming, and keeps me going every day!”
Cordes said Angel’s case is still under investigation by the Monroe County Animal Shelter & Dog Control Department.