Cody's Story

On #GivingTuesday, November 28th, 2017, We Will Be Raising Money to Help More Animals Like Cody

Cody came to us from Perry County Humane Society, a no-kill shelter in southern Illinois who didn’t have the means to keep him at the time. We had Cody here about a week when we observed that he would sometimes limp when he was walking. Our volunteers also noticed that while he would try to run around and play, after about 5 minutes he would plop down and not want to get back up. We took him to the orthopedic vet where they discovered that he had a torn acl. They also found that his kneecap was not where it was supposed to be; they believed some sort of blunt trauma completely moved it.

This sort of unexpected medical issue is very expensive and most organizations would be unable to come up with funding to give Cody the necessary treatments that he would need to live a normal, healthy life. Fortunately here at WSHS, our mission is to give animals like Cody the chances they deserve. We dipped into our medical funding and our veterinarians performed successful surgery to get him back on his paws.  

Cody was placed into a foster home tasked with assisting with his rehabilitation and training. The home fell instantly in love with him, adopting him him shortly after he arrived. “The doctors weren't 100% sure that this risky surgery would work to relocate his kneecap, but it was worth taking a chance to save his leg,” explains foster parent and adopter Sarah M. “Recovery from surgery took several months and was very hard on a puppy that loved to play, but now that he's all healed up and done with rehab he’s better than ever.”

Cody 2Before his surgery, Cody was unable to run normally and would tire easily. Now, thanks to donors like you, he can run around for hours with his favorite giant red ball and live the life of a happy dog. We want to continue to make a difference in the lives of cats and dogs in Chicagoland and beyond, which is why we have created the Mowgli Fund. The emergency medical fund will ensure all animals that pass through our doors will get the life-changing medical treatments they deserve.

On November 28th, 2017, we will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving. On that day, we will be raising money for the Mowgli Fund to help more animals like Cody. These treatments, and your donations, really make a difference - just ask Sarah, “Cody is very happy that West Suburban Humane Society took a chance on him. Without them, there is a good chance he would not have had a chance at a full, healthy life!”

Help us continue the good work we do and mark your calendars for November 28th, #GivingTuesday. Thank you!

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