A stray dog hit by a car might need prosthetic limbs costing up to £12,000.
Crossbreed Fancy is staying at Happy Endings Rescue, in Ospringe, near Faversham, after suffering damage to her spine and back legs.
Vets believe she suffered the injuries when she was hit by a car or heavy object.
Kimberley Broderick, from Happy Endings, said: "This has left her with deformed back legs, although she still tries to get about and is a really active little dog with a real zest for life.
"The vet thinks she is about two years old and she still wants to play! She loves a cuddle and is such a little fighter that we would like to give her the opportunity of a normal life."
Fancy has had corrective surgery on her legs, but they are still deformed and she gets sores when she walks as she does not have the pads to protect them.
Staff at the rescue centre, in Well Lane, are trying to raise cash to pay for an appointment for Fancy with a specialist veterinary surgeon in the hope she would be a suitable candidate for prosthetic limbs. This could cost between £6,000 and £12,000.
Kimberley added: "We feel it would be worth every penny to give this inspirational little dog the chance to run and play once again."
To find out more or make a donation, phone 01795 530371, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.happyendingsrescue.org or www.justgiving.com/happyendingsrescue.