Majical Miniatures, a non-profit wild and exotic animal rescue sanctuary in Parrish, is asking for donations to help rehabilitate and surgically repair a ligament injury in a 1-year-old female kangaroo named Poppy.
The organization said Poppy was born and raised in a small captive area and was not able to roam to allow her tendons and ligaments to stretch fully. When Poppy was purchased and shipped to a second and larger location, her heel bones broke away from her major foot bones when she tried to run for the first time.
Poppy was recently transported to Majical Miniatures and to fix the injury, the sanctuary will need to order a surgical procedure to pin the heel bone back to her foot. Poppy's only other option is euthanasia.
The expenses of her medical and rehab care will be cost between $4,000 and $6,000.
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