Lexington company donates thousands to animal rescue

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington corporation gave a local animal rescue a large donation Friday, after hearing about the rescue's mission.

Officials with Link Belt Excavators (LBX) found out about the work that Woodstock Animal Foundation does after WKYT aired the story of Kinsey, a dog that was found starving with a broken leg in Eastern Kentucky.

Kinsey is doing fine now, thanks to the work of Woodstock.

The president and CEO of LBX, Eric Sauvage, said he wanted to help the foundation.

On Friday, Sauvage presented Woodstock with a $2,500 check.

"Our wish is that other organizations like us participate also to such a great cause," said Sauvage.

Adoption Director Anita Spreitzer says donations like this make Woodstock's mission of saving special needs animals possible.

"These animals can cost, depending on what has happened to them, anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 sometimes with the surgeries that they need," said Spreitzer.

She says the donation from LBX will help Woodstock take in more cases.

"Dogs that are shot. Dogs that have been mistreated with broken bones and hit by cars. There's lots of rescues that can't take them. We're sometimes their last hope."

Woodstock says the donation from LBX will be used to assist with veterinary bills for at least 25 special needs animals.

To adopt Kinsey and other special needs animals, you can go to the Woodstock Animal Foundation website and fill out an adoption application.

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