There are many enthralling tales in the world that live in infamy for many years. Stories are what hold our society together in many ways, which is why the tale of Hank the dog and his beloved Hippo has left the Internet quite spellbound recently. The entire tale took place on Instagram and it was quite an incredible story, one that we really need to tell you from the beginning in order to do it the justice it deserves.
Our tale begins with a four year old Chocolate Labrador named Hank, who has a best friend that just so happens to be a stuffed hippo. The pair was inseparable and spent every moment together until a tragic accident caused Hippo to take a turn for the worst. It was so tragic, in fact, that Hippo required emergency surgery and the police were called in to sort out the matter. You see, Hippo and Hank are a bonded pair and when they arrived at the Fox Valley Humane Association the staff was sure to keep them together. But then Hippo was discovered in Hank’s room decapitated with his stuffing strewn about. The staff at the humane society performed life-saving surgery on the stuffed Hippo in hopes of “saving” him.
That’s where things got serious: who would do such a thing to Hippo? As the (formerly stuffed) Hippo recovered, the police were called in to “investigate” the case. Hank was interrogated and Hippo, who had a cone of shame after his surgery, visited with a therapist to discuss his situation. Hank even met with his Humane Officer-appointed attorney after accusations of “Hippossault” were levied against him.
Thought things were a bit touch and go for Hank throughout this ordeal, eventually he was completely cleared of all charges. Better yet, he was also adopted by a family recently and Hippo (who is now missing the stuffing in his head) came along with him!
Hank and his purple hippo are a bonded pair, so 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. The hippo won't let us get an age on her, but we don't think she's quite as old as Hank..They've been together a long time though. She IS spayed and current on vaccinations, but does seem a bit lethargic. Hank is most definitely not. They do say that opposites attract…. #fvha #foxvalleyhumaneassociation #adoptme #adoptdontshop #labsofinstagram #rescuedog #chocolatelab #shelterdog #fuzzypurplehippo
UPDATE: The Fuzzy Purple Hippo, bonded with Hank, who we told you about last week has had a medical emergency. Dr. Laura is currently performing life-saving surgery to repair the near-decapitation. Details of the incident which caused the injury are murky, as Hank is refusing to answer our questions. (Yes, we have tried sternly asking, "what did you DO??" but he only looks away with a guilty look on his face.) Please keep the Fuzzy Purple Hippo in your thoughts. We will continue to keep you updated. #fvha #foxvalleyhumaneassociation #shelterlife #fuzzypurplehippo
UPDATE: Since yesterday's casual questioning brought no results, Hank was brought in for a formal interrogation into the assault of his companion, the Fuzzy Purple Hippo. As of 11:00am Hank's jowls remain firmly closed regarding the incident. #fuzzypurplehippo #fvha #foxvalleyhumaneassociation #adoptme #shelterlife
UPDATE: Fuzzy Purple Hippo met with a therapist this morning to discuss whether or not she feels safe in her relationship with Hank. Although their love for one another is very apparent, we want to be sure that there are no underlying issues and that she is not suffering from any emotional scars from her injuries. HIPPO laws prohibit her therapist from disclosing what she said in their session. …wait…we meant HIPPA laws, sorry. **Domestic violence and PTSD are serious issues. If you or someone you know are are suffering, help is available! The National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE PTSD USA Helpline 877-717-PTSD #fuzzypurplehippo #fvha #foxvalleyhumaneassociation #shelterlife
APPLETON POLICE CHIEF THOMAS RELEASES OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING FINDINGS OF HANK'S INVESTIGATION The evidence, as well as information garnered from discussions with Hank and his attorney and the Fuzzy Purple Hippo and her therapist have brought the full story to light. Hank is not only INNOCENT, but a hero! Read the full, sometimes hard to read yet deeply romantic account of the events leading up to the discovery of the tragedy on our Facebook page later this morning. @appletonpolicedepartment @nbc26_gb #fuzzypurplehippo #fvha #foxvalleyhumaneassociation #shelterlife