Rescue asks for donations to help pay for surgeries for injured animals

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Members of the Woodstock Animal Foundation in Lexington are asking for help. Two animals in need had surgery this week and now, they have bills.

We are told a cat named "Ethan" was hit by a car and left to die with broken bones. Similarly, a dog named "Willow" was also hit by a car and found in a ditch after being there for days.

Thanks to Dr. Jude and staff at Sheabel Veterinary Hospital, the animals were able to have surgeries, which saved their lives.

"It's an awesome opportunity to be able to take care of these pets and make them feel so much better," said Dr. Mary Mattingly from Sheabel Veterinary Hospital. "Woodstock gave us that opportunity by giving us that phone call."

However, the rescue is now left to pay the bills. With recent disasters, leaders say donations are not coming in as normal.

"It's been a really hard year," Woodstock Adoption Coordinator Anita Spreitzer said. "We've probably spent close to $25,000 to $30,000 on some of these special cases ... even a $10 donation, it all counts in the end."

Many people have already donated money to help pay for the surgeries. Still, the group needs around $2,000.

Both animals will be put up for adoption when they recover.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, you can call (859) 277-7729 or send a donation in the mail to Woodstock Animal Foundation, 843 Lane Allen Road, Lexington, KY 40504.

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