Meet Veronica David of Kokomo, Indiana, and one of the doxies from the puppy mill in Parkersburg, WV, where 1,000 dogs, mostly dachshunds, were rescued. As a volunteer for Dachshund Rescue of North America, David transported and fostered 33 of the dachshunds, and is still fostering 14 - two mothers and 12 puppies. Excerpt from the Kokomo Tribune: For the past few weeks, David has been working with the dogs, acclimating them to life in the real world.
“We had a hard time getting them used to concrete or grass. In the grass they were real wobbly,” she said.
For now, she has made space in her garage for the puppies and mothers to call home. Providing larger cages is a step toward freedom.
David said the mothers are far more skittish than their young.
Each day, David works with them so they can get used to being beloved pets instead of poorly treated livestock. She has been taking them on walks, getting them used to car rides, and tackling the art of house breaking.
“They have no reason to trust you,” she said.
Read all about it and see another beautiful pic at the Kokomo Tribune.
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