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8:31 AM, Nov 18, 2012   |    comments
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We first told you about the orphaned monkey Nov. 15 after Colorado State University graduate Molly Reeve introduced us.

Reeve works with Wildtracks animal rehabilitation center in Belize, where Izzie is recovering.

The young monkey's mom was killed by poachers, and she was captured to sell as a pet. Injuries from that attack, including fractures and pellets, are now threatening Izzie's life.

"We do not have the pins, screws, plates or drills to perform the necessary surgery or a vet with orthopedic experience," Reeve said.

Sunday, the animal rescue group working with Izzie relayed some positive news. An anonymous donor has pledged to cover the complete costs of airfare for a veterinarian to travel to Belize and perform Izzie's desperately needed surgery.

 

As of Sunday, the organization had also raised just over $900 to help pay for a special recovery cage for Izzie.

Reeves said Izzie is still on a lot of pain medicine and antibiotics, but is doing well.

Even with the donor's generous offer, Reeve and the Wildtracks team still need a veterinarian willing to help save Izzie.

If you or someone you know can help, or for more on Wildtracks and donation information, visit: http://www.facebook.com/wildtracksbelize or http://wildtracks.chipin.com/izzie-the-spider-monkey-in-belize

Wildtracks can be contacted at office@wildtracksbelize.org.

 

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