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Humane society needs donations for urgent surgery

Sylvia came into the local humane society's care as a stray and needs extensive surgery and physical therapy
One-year old Sylvia came to the Humane Society of Kitchener-Waterloo & Stratford Perth as a stray and needs urgent surgery and physical therapy.

The local humane society has almost reached their goal, but still needs donations for one of their animals needing extensive surgical care.

The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth (HSKWSP) has launched an urgent appeal campaign to raise funds for one-year-old Sylvia. 

“The money raised from this campaign will help Sylvia lead a healthy, happy life,” said Kathrin Delutis, CEO of HSKWSP.

“As we don’t receive any government funding for our charitable programs and services, we rely solely on our community’s generosity to provide this life-saving medical care. We truly hope you’ll donate today.”

Sylvia arrived at the centre as a stray. The physical examination, including x-rays, revealed a deep laceration on the left hind foot and her right hip was dislocated. 

Sylvia heads into surgery Monday. She will need several weeks to recover, which will also include extensive physical therapy. The HSKWSP estimates that her medical and care costs could reach up to $5,500 or more by the time she is ready for adoption. This includes the cost of her surgery, spay, antibiotics and cost of care. Sylvia will then head into foster care to recover until she is ready to find her forever home.

So far, the HSKWSP has raised over $4,600. Community members can make a one-time donation for Sylvia here.