Foxy in Quarantine After Bite During Visit

Posted at 11:59 AM, Feb 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-27 11:59:26-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Those looking to adopt Foxy, a dog that was said to be found in a trash can, will have to wait a little longer to know if they get to take her home.

That’s because the puppy had to be placed in quarantine after biting someone who went in to visit her, according to spokeswoman Lisa LaPlante.

LaPlante tells Fox 17 that there is no indication Foxy has rabies and this is simply a state-mandated precaution.

The Kent County Animal Shelter estimates Foxy to be about 8 weeks old, too young for a rabies shot.

The animal shelter hopes to resume visits in 10 days, allowing some final potential adopters a visit.

This week, Grand Rapids Police said the story about how Foxy was found was made up, though it’s not part of a criminal investigation.

The family who turned over Foxy to the animal shelter told Fox 17 they had the puppy before she was injured, but once they learned how much it would cost to have the dog treated they decided they couldn’t afford it.

Despite an attempt to fix Foxy’s injured left eye, doctors determined it needed to be removed.