Stories

Poochee

Meet Poochee. At 8-years-old, she came to the WHS in April with very bad teeth. She had dental x-rays done in our clinic, which showed that many of her teeth were infected at the roots and causing her pain.

She had already lost several teeth to gum disease, but WHS Veterinarian Dr. Johnston had to remove 31 teeth from Poochee, which took about 2-hours and left her with only six teeth.

After her surgeries (she also had to be spayed), Poochee went to live with a WHS foster family for two weeks so that she could recover with lots of pain medications and antibiotics. She found her forever home in May. Poochee’s total cost of care was approximately $850.

We are only able to provide care to every animal that needs us, just like Poochee, thanks to participants and their fundraising efforts. By participating in WHS Paws in Motion, you’re helping us help over 8,000 animals, just like Poochee, receive the care they need all year long. Register today!