Wisconsin Humane Society matching up to $30,000 to benefit a puppy in need of medical care

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- 'Giving Tuesday,' co-founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2012, is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year, highlighting the importance of charitable giving.

Locally, the Wisconsin Humane Society is utilizing Giving Tuesday as an opportunity to help a puppy in need of emergency medical care.

Donations being offered to WHS on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29 will be matched up to $30,000 to help support one-year-old Milo, a puppy who has already been through a lot at his young age.

Milo arrived at the humane society with infected ears and a swollen paw, with x-rays discovering fractures across all four of his toes. A supportive bandage and splint were crafted for his leg to help start the healing process. Medication and exercise were started for Milo to help reduce the pain and inflammation in his ears.

More importantly, they ensured he received an invaluable form of medicine: love.

Foster families have been looking after Milo and ensuring his treatment plan is continued, but WHS says that after more than ten weeks of care, his fractures have still not healed.

Milo may need amputation surgery.

To help support the resilient puppy's medical treatments, WHS issued a press release to notify the area that they will match all donations up to $30,000 with the aim of taking care of any treatments that may be needed, to ensure that Milo has help for every step of his journey.

WHS noted in their release that while Milo is the focus of this matching effort, all donations ensure "healthier, happier days for dogs like Milo and the thousands of animals who come through the doors when there is nowhere else to turn."

To donate, visit the Wisconsin Humane Society online by clicking here.

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