Rescue dog to get prosthetic leg

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Wichita animal rescue group is asking for donations for one a foster animal in need.

When you meet Goose for the first time, you'll likely notice an energetic puppy who loves attention and playtime. He's a 10-month-old Heinz 57, but when you look closer, you'll see a big health problem.

"His front left leg is bending kinda funny. It looks kinda funny," said Jessica Compton, a foster parent with the Wichita Animal Action League.

X-rays from a local veterinarian show that Goose has a crushed growth plate in his ulna and the bone will no longer grow. 

Goose was a stray, so the rescue volunteers can only guess how he was injured. They suspect he was hit by a car, but the damage done to him is irreversible.

He'll need a partial amputation followed by a fitting for a prosthetic leg. Area rescue groups weren't able to cover the costs for the $3,000 treatment. Wichita Animal League volunteers believe they can raise funds to cover the costs.

The alternative, they feared, was the Goose would have been euthanized.

"We want to make sure has a chance at a normal life, and the prosthetic to us, is worth it," Compton said. "We actually took him from a different rescue that was not able to handle his condition the way that it needed to be handled."

WAAL does not receive government funds, it's entirely a donation-based operation. If you'd like to learn more or help in their fund-raising efforts, click here.

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