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Help bring hope to sweet Bella

MILWAUKEE – You would never know by looking at her wagging tail and bright eyes that tiny Bella just had surgery. The sweet 3-month-old Dachshund/Chihuahua pup severely fractured her leg when she was accidentally dropped in her home by a young child. Her family was unable to afford the care she needed, so they brought her to the Wisconsin Humane Society.

Bella’s break was bad and WHS veterinarians knew her best chance was to have her leg amputated. She is currently recovering from her amputation surgery at WHS’s Milwaukee Campus where veterinary staff reports that she is a model patient. A little wiggly, but sweet as honey! She is expected to make a full recovery within 7-10 days.

The cost of Bella’s surgery and medical care is expected to reach about $2,500 and the humane society is asking for help with her special medical expenses. 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.


Photo/Interview Opportunity

Bella will be available for filming on Wednesday, July 24 by appointment; please call Angela at 414-431-6104 to meet this sweet girl.


  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013
  • For Immediate Release
  • Media Contact: Angela Speed
  • (414) 431-6104
  • aspeed@wihumane.org
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