Snort for Short, or Snort as she is known, is a gorgeous purebred Agouti Siberian Husky who was born on January 8, 2015. She lives with her adoring family of two cats, Charlotte and Ophelia, one dog, Lucy, Grandma Shannon and Grandpa Tony, her aunt, Alissandra, and her loving mother, Haley. Snort is one of the most beloved members of the family, and it’s easy to understand why this rambunctious pup is so adored!
On January 8, 2015, Snort was born to a breeder in Wisconsin who loved the little girl and sent her home with a family who wanted to breed her when she was old enough. After Snort produced one litter of gorgeous puppies when she was just over a year old, she suddenly came down sick. Snort was diagnosed with Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, or KCS, which basically stands for chronic dry eye.
Snort is unable to produce the correct amount of tears to keep her eyes as moist as they should be, causing her significant pain and discomfort. She needs eye drops seven to ten times every day to keep it in check, but even that doesn’t help all the way. In the future, she will likely need to have her eyes removed in order to keep the pain under control. Sadly, there is no cure for KCS, only management of the condition.
When Snort’s owners realized what life was going to be like with her and that she would not be able to produce healthy puppies for them, they decided not to keep her. Instead of doing the responsible thing and returning her to the breeder, or even informing the breeder, they abandoned her at the Humane Society of Marathon County. The Humane Society knew that finding Snort her perfect home was going to be a long job, but they were determined to help this little girl get the best home possible.
In October of 2016, Shannon and Tony’s 14-year-old Bichon Frise, Larry, passed away and the family mourned the loss of their friend. Three months later, they ventured to the Humane Society to drop off their annual donation, and that is where Haley first laid eyes on Snort. It was love at first sight for the two of them, and nothing was going to keep them apart.
Haley had always dreamed of owning a Siberian Husky since she was a little girl, so when she first met Snort, it was a dream come true. She loved them so much in fact that she wrote a 300-page “novel” about a Husky when she was in the Fourth Grade! On February 2nd, after home checks and health visits, and after making sure they could give her the care she needed, Snort went home with Haley and her new family.
Haley and Snort have become the best of friends, and it’s been amazing to see just how close the two of them have become. These best friends can’t imagine life without the other, and even though the road in front of them is full of uncertainty, they’re going to do it together. Snort is sure to have many, many years of love and happiness ahead of her!