KUSA — When Kayle, a now-12-week-old puppy, was brought to the MaxFund clinic on Oct. 26, she was not in good shape.
The no-kill shelter said she had a fractured left hip, fractured spine, ruptured lung and several fractured ribs. These injuries led a Denver Animal Protection officer to respond and make the owners sign her over to MaxFund, which has been working to give her care ever since.
Her owners could face charges for animal cruelty, according to the Denver Department of Public Health and the Environment.
Kayle, meanwhile, has a long road to recovery ahead of her and now the shelter is asking for help.
It started with a surgery on Oct. 27:
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The next day, the shelter gave her the chance to play with toys for possibly the first time:
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At this point, MaxFund said Kayle’s medical bills will cost at least $18,565.44.
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