DOG INJURED ON TREE LIMB GOING TO FOSTER FAMILY
CHARLESTON, SC – The dog who was impaled on a Wadmalaw Island tree limb earlier this month continues his recovery and will be released to the care of a foster family Wednesday afternoon. Media around the world picked up the haunting image of Louis after he was rescued and brought to Charleston Animal Society May 4th.
A Wadmalaw Island man, who heard non-stop barking one evening, took it upon himself to walk through an entire marsh, where he found Louis hanging from a tree, 15-feet in the air, barely alive. The dog was carried out of the marsh on a stretcher by Charleston County Animal Control Officers and was brought to Charleston Animal Society for treatment. He was examined, treated for his wound and given fluids and then transferred to the expert care of
Dr. Henri Bianucci with Veterinary Specialty Care. Dr. Bianucci’s care included advanced treatment to heal the wounds, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and multiple surgeries, including plastic surgery. “After all the care and attention, Louis is now enjoying spending time outdoors in the sun, wagging
his tail and lifting his paw for belly rubs, and greeting kennel mates,” said Dr. Bianucci
“This partnership in caregiving is what a No Kill community is all about,” said Charleston Animal Society Senior Director of Veterinary Care Lucy Fuller, “if it weren’t for other skilled professionals like Dr. Bianucci, we couldn’t save the number of lives we do.”
Toby’s Fund, Charleston Animal Society’s Medical Fund pays for the treatment of animals like Louis. Donate at CharlestonAnimalSociety,org