Tuesday, September 21, 2010
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
(414) 431-6104 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cocoa the Chihuahua Gets Leg-Saving Surgery
Her Sister “Princess” Available Now for Adoption
MILWAUKEE – Princess, a 3-year-old Chihuahua at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS), is eagerly awaiting a new home and will likely be adopted in just a few short days. Her sister isn’t so lucky.
Cocoa and Princess were surrendered because their previous family simply did not want them anymore. Why they were so unloved is a mystery. Anybody would be lucky to have either one of these spunky, affectionate girls.
Just as Princess sailed into adoption with a clean bill of health, Cocoa hit a roadblock. WHS veterinarians discovered that Cocoa had a painful hip problem. The joint was disintegrating, and her femur and hip were rubbing against each other, causing Cocoa to wince as she walked. It would continue to get worse. Cocoa needed surgery.
Cocoa recently underwent the specialized surgery like a champ! She is currently recovering in the Intensive Care Unit of the Wisconsin Humane Society. The cost of Cocoa's surgery and medical care is expected to reach about $1,500 and donations are being solicited to cover her special medical expenses.
WHS is accepting donations for Cocoa online, by mail or by phone at (414) 431-6121. WHS receives no government funding and relies entirely on the local community for support.
Princess is one of dozens of puppies and dogs looking for a home today. Interested in adopting? Visit www.wihumane.org, which is updated every 30 minutes with adoptable animals.
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Interview/Photo Opportunity: Meet Princess and Cocoa today from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please call Angela at (414) 431-6104 to schedule an appointment.
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Photo/Interview Opportunity: You are invited to film the Kentucky dogs as they progress through the veterinary clinic. Please call Angela Speed to set up a time between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at 414-431-6104.