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Izzie the monkey gets much-needed surgery

10:21 PM, Dec 11, 2012   |    comments
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Izzie has been in the care of CSU grad Molly Reeve, who's doing work in Belize.

Reeve says Izzie lost her mother after poachers shot her. They were trying to capture Izzie to sell as a pet, but the poachers accidentally shot Izzie as well.

She's been living with pellets in her body as well as a broken arm and dislocated tail. 9NEWS viewers donated enough money to send a veterinarian all the way to Belize.

Doctor Adolf Maas volunteered to do the surgery this weekend.

Reeve says Izzie's surgery went well and Izzie should now make a full recovery within the next six to eight weeks.

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