Walmart to Host Fundraiser for Dog Who Chewed Foot Off

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UPDATE: You can check out our initial coverage of Courtney’s story by clicking here.

We covered Courtney’s story earlier this month.  Basically, this poor creature was abandoned out back behind a Walmart.  In an effort to get free of her bindings, Courtney chewed off her own leg.  Now, hoping to help ease the cost of caring and housing Courtney during her recovery, Walmart is holding a fundraiser for her.

Walmart says that it will match donations made to Courtney’s fundraiser.

“She’s doing super good,” said Melanie Wittner.  Wittner is the director of the Hopeful Heart Rescue in Roseville.

On January 18th, after a passerby noticed the dog chained up to a post, police were called out to the scene.  The metal cable she had been tethered to have wrapped it’s self around her leg so tightly, it had become embedded down to the bone, and Courtney simply finished off the job by chewing the rest of the leg off.

Courtney was then taken to Advanced Animal Emergency.  To prevent any infection, doctors cleaned up what was left of the leg, and now Courtney is on the road to recovery.  Courtney’s after care will be taking place at a local non-profit organization called 4 Paws 1 Heart.  You can visit their Facebook page by clicking here as well.  Courtney’s fundraiser will be held this coming Saturday at the Walmart at 28804 Gratiot, at 12 Mile Road, Roseville.

77 thoughts on “Walmart to Host Fundraiser for Dog Who Chewed Foot Off”

  1. Why a fundraiser..Wal-Mart gets enough of our $ . It wouldn’t effect their bottom line to donate the funds. Then they could even deduct from taxes

  2. I agree with Sylvia K Hatcher. Really? They are a huge corporation. They would get more kuddos and better press if the just donated the funds. Would be a “drop in the bucket” for them and a tax write off.

  3. Brave dog. I don’t think that it was Walmart’s fault that the dog was tied up. At least they are trying to help.

  4. How does no one , no Walmart workers see the dog to have helped her sooner? The back is where the loading and unloading goes on right?


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