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Green County Humane Society Looks for Help for Hoss


February 8, 2018

Hoss is a young Rottweiler who needs surgery to return normal function to his leg.

We love dogs and cats at Green County Humane Society, but every so often a special animal captures the hearts of all the staff. These animals usually require some special care and often spend more time at the shelter getting healthy. 

Hoss is one of the coolest dogs we've had come through our doors. He's a young Rottweiler, around 1-2 years old, and he's all puppy. Nothing seems to bother him, not even the gunshot injury to his leg. In September, he made his way to a kill shelter down south as a stray. That shelter was able to do surgery to remove the bullet but was unable to do the orthopedic surgery needed to repair a calcaneus fracture caused by the injury. This has left Hoss with a deformed leg and the inability of his Achilles tendon to properly function. Hoss has a noticeable limp and obvious pain, but he hasn't let it dampen his spirits. Hoss is 90 pounds of love and all he wants is to run and play!   

When Hoss arrived at our shelter on a transfer, we took him to a specialist who recommended amputation. This is the least expensive option, for sure, but Hoss is a big guy and it would diminish his quality of life. After seeing a second specialist in an attempt to save his leg, Hoss is scheduled for surgery on Valentine's Day to repair his calcaneus with a pin and return normal functioning to his leg. He'll always have a deformity, but he won't have pain.

The Green County Humane Society has a Reserve Medical Fund for animals like Hoss, but his surgery is expensive due to the extent of the damage and there isn't enough in the fund. If you'd like to help Hoss and animals like him, please donate using this link:


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