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Donations Urgently Needed for Hope's Life-Saving Surgery

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Courtesy: Nevada Humane Society Courtesy: Nevada Humane Society

From the Nevada Humane Society:

Hope, an orphaned young Daschund, is facing a challenging surgery and needs the help of the community. At four years old, this tiny girl was left out on the streets, struck by a car and left by the side of the road, injured and scared. After being picked up by Washoe County Regional Animal Services, she arrived at Nevada Humane Society (NHS) in need of urgent medical attention.  Now, NHS is now asking the community for monetary support in order to give Hope the life she deserves.

"Radiographs of Hope have confirmed our initial fears—she was struck squarely by the car and the back half of her little body took the brunt of the trauma. Both of her hind legs have serious fractures, and she will need a number of surgeries before she is returned to health," said Kevin Ryan, Chief Executive Officer for Nevada Humane Society. "Animals in need of dramatic medical interventions, like Hope, arrive at NHS far too often, but what many people don't realize is that NHS is privately funded by generous individuals and families and the cost of surgeries like this can become overwhelming very quickly. We don't receive funding from national organizations, nor the government, which is why we're asking the community to donate to little Hope."

Though serious, Hope's injuries have a good prognosis. Her road to recovery will be long. Hope will remain in the NHS clinic throughout treatment, then will be placed in a temporary foster home while she continues her recovery.

The cost of Hope's medical treatment is expected to far exceed $5,000, putting a tremendous strain on shelter resources. If you would like to help, please make a donation to Nevada Humane Society's Emily's Fund for Injured Pets. Contributions are tax-deductible and can be sent to NHS at 2825-B Longley Lane, Reno, NV 89502 or credit card donations may be called into 775-856-2000, ext. 324.  

From Nevada Humane Society

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