DELAFIELD, Wis. —A plane carrying over 50 canines from Louisiana to shelters in Southeast Wisconsin made an emergency landing at the Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewaukee on Tuesday. Elle Steitzer, a firefighter and EMT at Lake Country Fire Rescue, stated, “I think we probably could have trained on plane accidents as a department 100 times, and wouldn’t have gone over that ‘what if,’ of, ‘what if there are 55 dogs that we also need to cater to?'”
Except for a few minor wounds, all of the canine passengers and three of the human passengers were unharmed. Elmbrook Humane Society, Humane Society of Sheboygan County, Humane Society of Jefferson County, Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, and Wisconsin Humane Society were among the shelters to whom the dogs were given.
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“My initial thinking was, “One of them is coming home with me,” as soon as I learned that everyone was fine. I present to you my little Lucky, “said Steitzer. The same first responders who were at the scene of the plane disaster on Friday adopted puppies with the names Lucky, Artemis, and Marley. After the collision, Marley allegedly jumped into the arms of Deputy Chief Tony Wasielewski. He searched for her at HAWS the following day.
“When they opened the door for her, she went straight to me instead of my wife, leaped into my arms, and kissed me. I said, “Oh boy, I assume we acquired a puppy,” as I began to cry a little bit, “said Wasielewski. Once from an aircraft disaster and once from a shelter, the dogs were saved. Amber Christian, a firefighter, and paramedic with Lake Country Fire Rescue said, “He just kind of fell out of the sky in front of me, so here he is.