Fall 2020 Newsletter_Digital



News , Events & Adoption Information www . WSHS-DG . org
Fall 2020


Page 2 : Pawction 2020 WSHS Wishlist WSHS Staff Ways to Give
Page 3 Ready for a Home
Page 4 : Ready for a Home Clean Cars & Comfy Pets
Page 5 : Volunteer Spotlight Emails and Letters
Page 6 : Ask the Trainer
Page 7 : Hearty Thanks
Page 8 : Barkapalooza 2020 Recap
Stray Thoughts is an official publication of the West Suburban Humane Society , a not-for-profit , volunteerbased animal shelter .
No city , state , or federal funds support WSHS . Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law . Please call ( 630 ) 960-9600 , ext . 25 to submit articles or receive donation information .
Due to the global pandemic , our adoption center is closed to visitors . Adoptions are handled by appointment only . Check our website wshs-dg . org for up-to-date information .
Adoption Center :
1901 W . Ogden Avenue , Downers Grove , IL 60515
E-mail Address : Director @ WSHS-DG . org
Phone : ( 630 ) 960-9600 Fax : ( 630 ) 960-9604

Your Generous Donation will Help Kianna Lead a Pain-Free Life

It was early July when we received a call about an Alaskan Malamute in need of being rehomed . The owner was sick and could no longer take care of her . She wanted to make sure her dog got into a safe , loving rescue that would help her find a new home . We met Kianna , and it was love at first sight !

Kianna is a two-year-old , 96-pound ball of love . She is gentle , good with other dogs , and loves people of all ages . From the moment she arrived , she was a staff and volunteer favorite . The volunteers love spending time with her in a play yard . She amuses everyone with her silly antics and playful nature .
A few weeks after she arrived , we noticed that something was off with her gait . She would occasionally limp , and if she tried to go up or down stairs , she would bunny hop . We took her to our vet , and X-rays determined that Kianna would need to have a total hip replacement on both hips . Many veterinarians cannot perform total hip replacements , so Kianna would have to go to a teaching hospital for the procedure . We called several hospitals and finally scheduled the procedure with Purdue University .
After an initial consultation with the surgeon , Kianna ’ s first surgery was scheduled for early October . The surgeon recommended that Kianna do prehab exercises to help strengthen her hips to make surgery recovery easier . We immediately scheduled Kianna for 12 sessions of the underwater treadmill . She also sees a chiropractor regularly . Luckily , two volunteers opened their hearts and home to Kianna so she would not have to live in the kennel during her prehab and
surgeries . They have been fostering her and taking her to all her appointments . Their dedication is outstanding ! We have some great volunteers !
As you can imagine , Kianna ’ s prehab and surgeries are very costly . In total , it will cost about $ 12,000 . Donating toward Kianna ’ s surgeries will not only ensure that she gets what she needs , it will also help the shelter when other animals are in need . By taking some of Kianna ’ s financial burden off West Suburban Humane Society now , you will be putting the shelter in a better position to support the next homeless pet with medical issues .
Kianna deserves a pain-free life , and when you donate to her cause , you will help make that goal a reality . West Suburban Humane Society will be extremely grateful for your support . It will be a huge help and will be paid forward . Kianna will soon have her surgeries , and once she is completely healed , she will be up for adoption . Whoever adopts her will be very lucky and have a friend for life .
From Kianna and the staff and volunteers of West Suburban Humane Society , we heartily thank you for considering a donation ! Your donation can and does save lives !