These two dogs were found Thanksgiving night wandering around the Walmart Parking lot in Delavan. The City of Delavan Police Department picked the severely emaciated dogs up and then brought them to the Lakeland Animal Shelter for the much-needed care they desperately needed. The Lakeland Animal Shelter is a no-kill animal Shelter that cares for more than 4,000 animals like these two in need each year.
Once the Lakeland Animal Shelter took these two dogs in we went about the business of stabilizing them and providing the best care possible in order to save them from the state of severe starvation that they arrived to us in. With help from partner veterinarian clinic Lake Geneva Animal Hospital we did blood work and assessed their vital states in order to determine how much damage had been done to their vital organs. Being in this state of extreme starvation potentially does permanent and extreme damage to vital organs. Once we establish this information we will use it as we begin the process of re-feeding this sweet little pair and getting them to a preferred physical condition. This will be done over a period of months and will be a long and deliberate process with repeated re-checks of vital statistics and overall organ heath.
Reportedly the Delavan Police Department has found an owner of these dogs that allowed them to get into this condition and has also determined the person who abandoned them to die potentially in the cold, dark Walmart parking lot. We will leave that legal work to the professionals and focus our entire effort on what we specialize in and that is caring for these two little guys, as they truly deserve. The Lakeland Animal Shelter is also the only shelter in Wisconsin that takes in all domestic animals from an entire county no matter their health or personality and is ALSO entirely no-kill. The only way the shelter is able to provide this essential service to the community to save dogs every day like these little guys is through monetary donation from the community. These two little guys that will require months of professional care to survive are just two of many the Lakeland Animal Shelter has taken in for care just in the last month. Please consider a donation today to the Lakeland Animal Shelter’s medical fund that is used to pay for care for dogs like these two emaciated dogs as well as many others in need. Please check out our website at lakelandanimalshelter.org