Special needs dog from OK tornado region needs new home

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Dozens of dogs were brought to the Wisconsin Humane Society after the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma last month. Almost all of them have been adopted, but there is one special dog that needs extra help finding a new home.

Honey is a 10-year-old Corgi mix.  She's a little shy at first and a slow walker, but give her treats and she's at your side forever.

“Honey's been through a lot after being transferred here from Oklahoma,” said Angela Speed, Director of Community Relations at WHS.

Honey has been at WHS’s milwaukee campus since the end of May.  After the tornadoes in the Oklahoma city area, many dogs became homeless.  Shelters there were overwhelmed, so she was brought to Milwaukee along with 20 other dogs.

Honey, however, has chronic medical issues, like arthritis and cataracts, that require special attention.

“She could also really benefit from seeing a veterinary specialist because there's an indication that she might have some respiratory or cardiac issues, but we don't have the specialized equipment to really do these tests here in shelter,” said Speed.

She says Honey isn't in any pain, but these are conditions that unfortunately the shelter cannot treat.  Honey will need the right owners to provide the necessary care.

“She is the sweetest dog in the world and we couldn't be more in love with her,” said Speed.

Honey will come with a special voucher for medical care to get her started on the right track.  The hope is that she'll find the perfect home this week.

In addition to Honey, there is one more dog from Oklahoma up for adoption.  She's a 6-year-old lab-shepherd mix.

If you’re interested or would like to see when the Humane Society is open, click here.