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Malnourished dog found in Chippewa County back to good health

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Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - Just over a month ago, WQOW introduced you to Reine, a dog found severely malnourished in Chippewa County.

Now, we're happy to report that her health is back on track.

Reine is 30 pounds heavier than when she first came to Chippewa Humane Association and has a clean bill of health from the vet.

The shelter's manager, Jess Crosby, said Reine is at an ideal weight for her size, and her personality is starting to shine through as an energetic, fun-loving dog.

Reine still sometimes gets a bit skittish around strangers, but she's done well after being introduced to new people, and will soon be out of the shelter and into a temporary home.

"We were kind of waiting because of her being scared of new situations and different things like that," said Crosby. "We didn't want to upset her healing process. So, we had kept her for a little while longer here because she was doing so well. So she will be transitioning to that foster home real shortly."

Crosby added that they're still taking monetary donations to help with Reine's care and other animals at the shelter.

If you'd like to contribute, you can head to Chippewa Humane Association's website.

Reine's origin and why she was so emaciated are still unknown. Those with any information should call the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office at 715-726-4563. You can reference case 20CH00310.

Mary Pautsch

Mary came to News 18 in July 2019 from Sioux City, Iowa where she graduated from Morningside College with a BA in Spanish after attending Iowa State University for 3 years.

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