Burn Victim Stealing Hearts At Wisconsin Animal Shelter

A dog with extensive burns across much of his body is stealing hearts at a Wisconsin animal shelter. According to the Wisconsin Humane Society, “Humphrey” was discovered, with his undoubtedly painful, raw and open wounds, inside of a vacant house – the reason for the burns on his body remains a mystery. In a press release from the shelter, Angela Speed, vice president of communications, stated:

We don’t know what happened to Humphrey – whether it was intentional or an accident – but the huge raw wounds had to have been excruciating to endure.

Humphrey has not let the painful trauma of his past mar his sweet demeanor – in fact, this dog, who is described as a “big, wiggly, happy goofball who loves every person he meets,” was said to have stolen hearts at the shelter within the first five minutes of his arrival.

Humphrey was at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) before being transferred to the Wisconsin Humane Society for continued treatment. According to the Humane Society, Humphrey is making “slow but steady progress.” As soon as he has recovered from his injuries, he will be made available for adoption.

Shelters help animals who have no one else – though many are healthy, there are dogs like Humphrey who require greater financial resources. The shelter explained its need for help:

We don’t receive government funding for this work, and he is just one of more than 2,000 animals we treat every year for special needs. Your support saves so many animals, and you can help us save Humphrey, too.

Donations for Humphrey can be made to the shelter at this link.

Website for Wisconsin Humane Society here.

(Images via Wisconsin Humane Society)


About the shelter:

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness.

Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at Examiner.com for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.