Lifestyle Pets Kentucky Animal Rescue Seeking Help for Puppy Who Arrived at the Shelter with Broken Front Paws MacGregor the puppy arrived at the Kentucky Humane Society with two broken front paws and needs expensive specialized surgery to mend the injuries By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 11, 2021 04:31 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kentucky Humane Society It's hard to tell by MacGregor's beaming face, but this rescue dog needs a little help. According to a Facebook post from the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), the five-month-old puppy recently arrived at the rescue from "an overcrowded Kentucky shelter desperately needing medical attention." Before arriving at KHS, MacGregor experienced blunt force trauma to his front legs. The source of the trauma is currently unknown, but the incident left the dog with two broken front paws. "This poor boy suffered blunt force trauma to his front paws that resulted in broken metacarpal bones in both his right and his left paws. These are very unusual injuries, and we do not know what may have caused them, but we are determined to help him," KHS shared in their post about the puppy. To learn what needed to be done to help the canine heal, KHS took MacGregor to a specialist. The veterinarian determined that the puppy needs specialized surgery to repair his broken bones. Kentucky Humane Society "This is a major surgery that requires a lot of resources, and KHS' minimum quote for the surgery is $5,000. This surgery is more than KHS' monthly budget for offsite veterinary care, but we believe MacGregor is worth saving," KHS wrote of the hurdles ahead for the rescue and MacGregor. 'Britain's Loneliest Dog' Is Still Searching for a Loving Home After Four Years in Shelter To help ensure that MacGregor gets the surgery and care he needs to heal, KHS is asking for donations to help pay the pup's medical bills. KHS is eager to get MacGregor on the road to recovery, especially after experiencing what a sweet dog he already is under challenging circumstances. Kentucky Humane Society "This handsome boy has quickly stolen all of our hearts at KHS! Despite the pain he is in, he has the best personality and loves giving kisses to all of the staff and volunteers who visit with him," KHS added in their Facebook post, which also features several photos of MacGregor sporting a colorful cast on each of his front paws. Those who would like to donate to MacGregor's care and support KHS's other rescue pets can do so here.