came to Clark County Humane Society from a local puppy mill, where she had
lived all her life as a breeder dog. As is usual with puppy mill dogs, who
don't get decent food, chew toys, or good veterinary care, Chica was hurting
from severely infected gums and several rotted teeth. She seriously needed
extensive dental work, but what this sweet little dog needed even more was her
very own Person to love.
Dee came to Clark County Humane Society looking for a Good Friend. When she met
Chica, it was love at first sight for both of them.
caring adoption professionals at Clark County Humane Society knew this was a
perfect match. However, they also cautioned Dee Dee that the bill to extract
Chica's rotted teeth and clean and de-scale the rest of them would be
-- that would be a problem, but Dee Dee was undaunted. Chica needed her, and
Dee Dee was determined to find a way.
Joyce's Fund, established in memory of Joyce Kitsemble, a long-time supporter
of efforts to help puppy mill dogs in Wisconsin. Thanks to donations in her
name from compassionate people who will never meet the Good Friends they were
instrumental in bringing together, Joyce's Fund was able to pay for all of
Chica's dental work.
is thriving under Dee Dee's care, and Dee Dee's life has been immeasurably
enriched by her new best friend. She promises that, as she can, she will repay
Joyce's Fund so that other little dog like hers can get the help they need!
Somewhere, we are
sure, Joyce Kitsemble is smiling, too!