12 Dachshunds Rescued After Being Abandoned Or Living In Puppy Mills
More Coming This Weekend
Omaha, NE - They were hungry, thirsty, scared and nervous. Now 12 dachshunds are in Omaha, living in foster homes after being rescued.
The Luther family has three of the dachshunds. One of them - Faith -is blind. Another named-Capris- has bonded with the youngst son Austin. Nebraska Dachshund Rescue President Julie Siebler said Austin has "taken it upon himself to teach her sign language."
All of the rescued dogs need vet care, as well as spaying/neutering or dental care.
Frankie was abandoned in a house. The owner moved and left him to fend for himself.
Rosie won't open her eyes in the sun and has splayed feet and musculoskeletal issues from living on wires.
Andy has no thigh muscles; his kennel at the puppy mill may have been too small for him to move around in.
All were rescued by the Nebraska Dachshund Rescue Friday. The group's president, Julie Siebler,
tells KMTV Action 3 News in addition to being scared and hungry, the dogs have skin, back, or respiratory issues. Siebler described their living conditions as "deplorable". She explained, "They live in a cage their whole life they don't get proper vet care they usually don't get their feet on grass until they're out of the cage for the first time and they're just used as breeding machines for profit."
Siebler said there's one bright spot: all of them "loved exploring the yard!"
She says the rescue group will be getting more dachshunds this coming weekend. One of them--named Malin--was full of fleas, mange, infection and was dehydrated and malnourished when the group picked him up three weeks ago. He's still in Kansas; he's been too sick to transport. He'll be in Omaha Sunday.
You can contact the Nebraska Dachshund Rescue on Facebook, at www.nebraskadachshundrescue.org, or at 402-960-5686.
Updated By: Liz Dorland, email@example.com