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Dog injured in car/train crash; humane society accepting donations for surgery

Elsa, a dog injured in a Dec. 22, 2017 crash between a car and a train in Oshkosh. (Photo courtesy Oshkosh Area Humane Society)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- A dog that was injured in a crash between a car and train that killed two people needs surgery that will cost thousands of dollars, the Oshkosh Area Humane Society says.

The crash happened last Friday night. Officials identified the victims as Emily Mueller, 37, and Jessica Roby, 43.


Humane society officials say a citizen found the dog, Elsa, injured and bleeding the next day. The humane society says Elsa was in the car and suffered several pelvic breaks. The humane society immediately put the dog on pain medication and had a veterinarian examine her. The vet recommended orthopedic surgery for the one-year-old dog.

“The cost of the surgery is estimated to be $4,500- $5,000 and if she gets the surgery the veterinarian said there’s no reason she can’t have a full, happy life,” Oshkosh Area Humane Society Executive Director Joni Geiger said in a news release.

Geiger says a donor has offered to match up to $1,500 in donations toward Elsa's surgery.

Donations can be made at the humane society's website (the funds can be designated for Elsa's care by typing in her name), dropped off at the humane society or mailed to:

Oshkosh Area Humane Society
1925 Shelter Court
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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