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Super Dog Gets Super Break
After fall from bridge, shelter covers costs of stray's surgery

Bonny Kelani the Labrador has a nickname: Super Dog.

She’s a great girl, for sure, but her alternate moniker is a little tongue-in-cheek. Five months ago, she went flying off a highway overpass in Aurora, Colo. A driver on the street below stopped to pick up the wounded pup and took her to a nearby animal hospital. (Nobody saw what happened, but the theory is that she was thrown.)

Bonny’s injuries—including a torn ACL and broken tooth—required surgery. The hospital called the Aurora Animal Shelter and, like many shelters across the country, they took up Bonny’s case. Using money from their donation coffers, the shelter paid for Bonny’s surgeries and began the process of finding the Super Dog a home.

After surgery and months of rehab, Bonny is now happily in a forever home. The shelter is still doing its work, and accepting donations to help pay for surgery and other medical procedures. Read the full story and learn how to donate here.

Many shelters have funds specifically for cases like Bonny’s.

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Kathleen St. John is a freelance writer for target The Denver Post and The Onion's A.V. Club, and a lifelong dog lover. She lives in Denver, Colo., with her husband, John, and her dog, Daisy, who's a mix of just about everything. avclub.com

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