GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has answered some burning questions about the dog that has crept into people’s hearts in and out of Wisconsin.
WHS shared an update on Tuesday about Baby Girl, a dog that was recently found tied to a fire hydrant in Green Bay.
In a sincere facebook messageThe animal shelter confirms that it has been in contact with Baby Girl’s former owner and is happy to honor the former owner’s wishes to find a new home for the pup.
“We have passed on the support resources that have been offered to him by this generous community. She expressed her gratitude and happiness to know that Baby Girl would soon find her next loving home,” the shelter wrote.
Can you already adopt Baby Girl?
In the same article, the Humane Society comments on the status of the fire hydrant dog for adoption.
He said everyone can expect to see Baby Girl up for adoption before the weekend of May 14 at the WHS campus in Green Bay.
However, WHS added that Baby Girl will need a special family who can provide for her expensive medical needs. The animal shelter veterinary team has determined that Baby Girl has diabetes mellitus (canine diabetes). They explained that it had an impact on his blood sugar and caused it to rise.
The team currently has Baby Girl on a management plan and said she is responding well to treatment.
What Baby Girl’s New Family Will Need
As mentioned earlier, Baby Girl’s new family will need to be able to cover her expensive medical expenses throughout her life. Additionally, her future parents will need to work with a veterinarian on a plan, which should include daily blood sugar monitoring, a restricted diet, and home insulin injections.
WHS explained that diabetes mellitus is an expensive disease to manage and requires a monthly purchase of insulin and potentially other medical supplies. They estimate it could be hundreds of dollars a month (depending on a vet’s assessment and the cost of supplies in your area).
Baby Girl will also need routine veterinary visits with complete physical exams, blood tests, urine tests, and/or other diagnostics.
When Baby Girl is adopted, WHS explained that it will provide initial prescriptions and a glucose sensor to the new family.
Answer a few questions
WHS noted that they wanted to answer some common questions they’ve received about Baby Girl since she took the world by storm.
- They allow out-of-state adopters.
- They are unable to transport animals to adopters.
- They do not accept catches from animals.
WHS also recommended that Baby Girl do her best in a home free of cats and small animals.
What to do next
If you’re looking to adopt this “wonderful jester with a heart of gold”, WHS staff asks you to check out the Wisconsin Humane Society website Daily.
Once you see she is listed as available for adoption, you can stop by the WHS Green Bay campus at 1830 Radisson Street during adoption hours (Tuesday-Friday: 2-6pm, Saturday: 12-5pm).
It is first come, first served and wait times may vary depending on the number of people wishing to meet with the adoption counsellors.