Dog found severely injured recovering with foster family

Published: May. 11, 2019 at 6:11 PM CDT
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A dog, found with multiple injuries is getting a second chance.

Anna was found at a Kwik Trip gas station near Jackson Street and Smith Avenue in Oshkosh more than a week ago.

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society says she was limping and scared.

Police along with the humane society were able to capture the six month old pup and give her the help she needed.

An x-ray showed her leg was severely fractured and had to be amputated.

She also had injuries caused by a gun and was infested with ticks and fleas.

Now, Anna is doing much better and settling into her temporary home.

“When I saw her story, I contacted my staff at the shelter and I was like, ‘yeah, I call dibs on fostering her,”’ said Tracie La Rue Moen who is now Anna’s foster mom.

Anna was introduced to her new foster family on Friday, and she’s settling in quite well.

“It took her several hours to calm down and take a nap, but then she did finally lie down and I said, ‘you can come up on the sofa,’ so now that’s her favorite spot,” said La Rue Moen.

The scabs from more than two dozen ticks pulled from Anna’s body and the stitches from her amputation surgery are healing.

“The day after she had the surgery, I went back and I looked at her. It was so touching, she was standing and wagging her tail. I was like wow, that's just amazing. Talk about resilience,” said Joni Geiger, executive director of the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.

Geiger is happy to see Anna go to a foster family as she continues on the path to recovery.

“Being in a foster home also allows us to find out a little bit more about her; is she house trained, does she do well with children?” said Geiger.

So far the results have been promising.

“She's done great with the kids which can be very unpredictable, so that's always something we watch for when we introduce,” said La Rue Moen

Anna is still on some medication and has a few more checkups before she is ready for her forever home.

“I just wanted to throw something extra loving into her journey so that when she finds her family, or her family finds her that she can be the best dog that she can grow up to be,” said La Rue Moen.

If you have any information about the dog or how it was injured, call police at 920-236-5703.

To leave an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477.