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Help Bring Hope to Sweet Thumbelina


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UPDATE 7.24: The docs say I'm healing
well and I got to go for a walk today
 my friend Angela (although I mostly
to be carried). Sure is nice out. 

UPDATE: 8.1.12 - Yay! Thumbelina passed her vet check today with flying colors and will be moving into adoption sometime today. Thank you again to everyone who contributed funds to help this special puppy! 


UPDATE: 7.30.12 - Thumbelina is doing great and is almost fully recovered from her amputation surgery. Thanks to all of you, we have raised the funds necessary to cover Thumbelina's medical and other expenses. We coudn't be more grateful to you all for helping this special pup! If you are interested in adopting Thumbelina, keep an eye on our available dogs page. No adoption holds are being taken for Thumbelina - when she's ready, she'll be posted on the web site. Thank you! 


THUMBELINA SPONSOR MEIt's impossible to resist her sweet puppy face and she's an even bigger heartbreaker in person. Meet Thumbelina. The 8-week-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix puppy is currently being treated at the Wisconsin Humane Society after undergoing amputation surgery.

Thumbelina arrived at the shelter because of a congenital deformity in her left front leg. It wasn't growing properly and her family was unable to care for her any longer. 

Fortunately, they brought her to WHS.  Thumbelina underwent the specialized surgery like a champ!  She is currently recovering in the Intensive Care Unit of the Wisconsin Humane Society, where the vets report that she is an ideal patient. The cost of her surgery and medical care is expected to reach about $2,000 and we are asking for help with her special medical expenses. 

Can you help Thumbelina? Your contribution of $10, $25 or even $50 will go directly to the care of sweet Thumbelina; any additional funds will be used to help treat special needs animals recovering from medical illnesses at WHS. You can also sponsor Thumbelina in honor of a loved one and send a personalized ecard with her photo to let them know. 

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 Thumbelina. Thank you for considering helping this little girl on her road to recovery!  We will keep you updated on her progress.

p.s. No adoption holds are being taken for Thumbelina - when she's ready, she'll graduate into our regular adoption program!