Dog found impaled on tree limb going to foster family

Dog found impaled on tree limb going to foster family

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A dog who was found impaled on a tree in Wadmalaw Island on May 4 is set to continue his recovery with a foster family.

The Charleston Animal Society announced Wednesday the dog, named Louis, will be released to the care of a foster family after undergoing multiple surgeries and three weeks of recovery.

Officials say a man who heard Louis' non-stop barks found the dog impaled on a tree limb 15 feet in the air. Louis was rescued by Charleston County Animal Control, carried out of the marsh on a stretcher, and taken to Charleston Animal Society.

Under the care of Dr. Henri Bianucci with Veterinary Specialty Care, Louis underwent multiple surgeries to treat his wounds, and even received plastic surgery. Three weeks later, the dog who arrived barely alive is now full of life.

"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.

CAS officials say no foul play is suspected, and it is believed the dog ran up the tree after an animal and slipped.

Louis' medical care was funded by Toby's Fund.

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