Wisconsin Humane Society looks for help to cover Bella’s medical expenses

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is looking for help to cover the special medical expenses of a three-month-old Dachshund/Chihuahua named Bella.

Bella severely fractured her leg when she was accidentally dropped in her home by a young child. The family was unable to afford the care she needed, so the dog was brought to WHS.

"It was so sad that the little girl dropped Bella, but accidents do happen, and we're just really happy to be here to help the community when accidents do happen to animals," said Angela Speed with WHS.

The cost of Bella’s surgery and medical care is expected to reach about $2,500.

“The cost includes things like her initial x-rays, and the assessment Bella had to have in order to determine how significant that injury was, and then the surgery, pain medication, and her stay here,” said Speed.

Bella is recovering well. Just four days after the surgery, she was already up and running around. However, the veterinarians are limiting her playing time so she can heal properly.

Contributions made for Bella will go directly toward her care; any additional funds will be used to help treat special needs animals recovering from medical illnesses at WHS.

The Wisconsin Humane Society receives no government funding and relies entirely on the support of the community to annually care for 20,000 animals, like Bella. As soon as she is recovered, she will become available for adoption.