A small, female Maltese mix, now named Sheba, that arrived as a stray at Dane County Humane Society's at the end of September received expensive surgery thanks to an outpouring of support from the community.
Sheba was severely matted and was exhibiting strange behaviors that were very worrisome to the shelter medical and care staff.
Upon observation, DCHS’s Animal Medical Services thought that Sheba’s behavior, coupled with her high white blood cell count and the fact that she was an intact female, may be because of a medical condition, pyometra or an infected uterus, which is treated by a spay surgery. Sheba received the much-needed surgery, but struggled with recovery and had the staff worried about her well-being.
She slowly improved, but continued to exude behaviors that were concerning.