After one dog at an Appleton, Wisconsin shelter destroyed their stuffed animal, a CSI case was hilariously born. A 4-year old chocolate lab mix by the name of Hank fell in love with a fuzzy purple hippo toy. When he arrived at the Fox Valley Humane Association, he would not go anywhere without his oversized plush. There have even been multiple photos post of Hank and his hippo together on the Fox Valley Humane’s Instagram.
The photo noted that if you were interested in adopting Hank, he would also have to come with his purple hippo. Fox Valley Humane Association wrote, “If you aren’t ready for a 4-year-old Chocolate Lab to come home when you adopt your fuzzy Hippopotamus…well, sorry we can’t approve your application.”
However, even though all the dogs and employees of the shelter were aware of Hank’s favorite toy, something terrible still happened. One day, when Amy Christensen, a volunteer, and communications director for Fox Valley Humane Association checked on Hank, she noticed he was in his cage alone. His purple hippo was seriously deflated, laying on Hank’s dog bed.
Rebecca Klich, creative director at the association, took photos of the damage and decided to make the area look like a crime scene. With one pup dressed up as a police officer, a makeshift CSI episode was born.
In an attempt to save the purple hippo’s life, doctors at the shelter decided to perform surgery. All of which was hilariously recorded and uploaded on their Instagram account. The caption noted that Hank was “refusing to answer [their] questions.” The dog apparently only “looked away with guilt” when asked what he did to the purple hippo.
Luckily, the purple hippo survived the surgery. Even though he is still currently sans stuffing, Hank managed to skip on being charged and was adopted by a family on July 13th.
Both Hank and the purple hippo are still living together.
Sarah is a Hufflepuff living in NYC. When she is not traveling or talking to random animals, she is working as a script writer. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp