Sick, Malnourished Puppy Dumped At Kansas Shelter Is Now Recovering Here
Omaha, NE - He was dumped in a cold, unfamiliar box in the middle of the night. He was so weak he couldn't bark. His body was covered with mange, fleas, scabs, crust and pus.
Now the puppy known as Malin is eating, sleeping in a warm foster home, and starting to play.
The Nebraska Dachshund Rescue took in the miniature pinscher-dachshund mix last weekend. The puppy--who was four months old when he was abandoned at a Kansas shelter--had to heal for a month before he could be transported here.
NDR's Julie Siebler says Malin had no strength and was "ready to give up" when a volunteer nursed him back to health. "The first night or two, she didn't think he was going to make it. He was so weak."
The second week with the volunteer, "she heard his first little bark."
Now Siebler says, "He is learning to live like a puppy. He is starting to play and is stronger every day. He loves sleeping in warm soft places and loves to be on your lap."
The rescue group is posting Malin's progress on its Facebook page. He'll stay with NDR until he's ready to be adopted. Siebler says: "The feeling of helping Malin recover is one of the best in the world."
Reported by Kathy Sarantos Niver, email@example.com