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Falls Family Finds Missing Dog After Nearly Two Weeks

Langhoff family tells Patch that Roscoe — who had been missing since June 25 — has been found, but is injured.

Members of the Langhoff family in Menomonee Falls breathed a sigh of relief Sunday after finding their dog Roscoe, a German shorthair that ran away nearly two weeks ago.

But this story isn't all good news as owner Tammy Langhoff said Roscoe has severe injuries to one of his legs and is facing amputation or reconstructive surgery.

, just a few hours after the Langhoffs had purchased the pooch.

The dog had been spotted several times within a 40-acre wooded area near Water Street and Roosevelt Drive. A bar owner, city worker, and a man who works outdoors all spotted — but couldn’t catch — the dog. Roscoe was also spotted on a trail camera a couple of other times last week.

However, after going four days without a sighting, .

But in an email to Patch on Sunday, Tammy Langhoff said Roscoe was found in a "humane trap," and was severely dehydrated and had a severe leg injury.

The dog has been taken to an area animal hospital and is in intensive care, she said.

Family, friends, and strangers had spent countless hours driving around looking for the dog, who was to become a source of income as well as hope for the family. Kirk Langhoff is the former owner of Northwoods Gunsmithing in Hartford. The small gun store couldn’t compete with larger big box stories and Langoff, who is now unemployed, was going to use Roscoe for guided hunts.

M D July 08, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Sending Prayers to the Langhoffs Family and Healing prayers for Roscoe!!! <3
Joyce Block July 08, 2012 at 11:00 PM
So happy to hear he has been found alive. Sending prayers and well wishes for his recovery and hoping your family can heal as well.
Richard July 09, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Nice to hear about the return of Roscoe, our prayers are with you for his full recovery and happy well being.
atthec44 July 09, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Has anybody put together a fund where people could donate to help the family with Roscoe’s likely expensive vet bills?
Dawn Baumann July 09, 2012 at 08:35 PM
go to www.titusrelay.com and there is a link to the langhoff family
Patti Ochs-Housum July 09, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Hello Everyone ! We are also having a benefit this Friday the 13th. It will take place in front of "Friends Of Nature" on Main street, from 6-9 pm. " Accompany Of Kids" will be performing. Please come show your support for the Langhoff family and enjoy this talented group of kids !!! This is what a great community does for each other, is to help when someone is in need.
Patti Ochs-Housum July 10, 2012 at 04:59 AM
Time change for the Roscoe benefit. Now from 6-8 pm.
atthec44 July 10, 2012 at 02:57 PM
We’ve been meaning to check out Friends of Nature since we moved to MF about a month ago, looks like we have a good reason to stop by on Friday. Does anybody know if they allow leashed dogs in the store? We’d like to bring along our German Shorthaired Pointer.
Patti Ochs-Housum July 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM
atthec44 -YES, you can bring your leashed dogs into " Friends Of Nature". So glad you are going to stop by ! Thank you :)

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