Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dachshund Rescue News: Joey's Sad Story


Thanks so much to Julie W. for sending in the link to this poor guy affectionately named 'Joey,' who is currently under the care of The Least of These K9 Rescue out of Fordland, Missouri.  Joey was left to starve in the woods tied to a tree, and he may possibly have some IVDD issues.  Help is greatly needed for Joey's care, and any tax deductible donation can be made at the rescue's website.  From his Petfinder page:

Joey was tied to a tree in the deer woods and left to starve to death or be bait for a wild animal. When he was brought to rescue, he was starved and had a lot of muscle loss. He has scars on his side and he has some trouble walking. I don't know if this is permanent or if it's just a loss of muscle tone and he will be ok when he gains some weight and muscle back. It's obvious he has had a very sad life up to now. However, you could not find a sweeter boy or a more loving one. He is the most awesome little guy you will ever meet. I am posting pictures of what he looks like now and will update the pictures later when he looks better. He will not be ready for adoption for a while but the rescue sure could use some donations for his vet care while he is struggling his way back to good health. You may use the donate button on the home page of this petfinder site. I will keep you updated with more on Joey as I find out more. UPDATE: Joey has an ear infection and mites and ringworm and another fungal infection and he's getting meds for all of that. It will be another month before the vet knows if he will get the full use of his back legs again.

Please keep Joey in your thoughts and consider making a donation for his care during this holiday season.

8 comments:

angie said...

so disgusting. i don't know wtf goes through peoples' heads. ugh, i am furious.

get better joey! you and that precious face of yours have happier days ahead! <3

Tulip Frolics said...

There are no words to express the anger I feel reading stories like this... I'm glad he's getting care. Joey get better!

Anonymous said...

I to am angry when I see this done to a voiceless victim such as Joey.
God bless the rescue people for Joey's future will now have lots of TLC in it. Get well Joey, it's your turn to be happy and healthy!!

Anonymous said...

After reading this I went and donated some money to help Joey. My dachshund is from around the same area as Joey and looks just like him so perhaps they are related! I will keep following his story. Thank you for this wonderful blog.

Anni said...

Joey reminds me Iori so much. I think about Joey often and hope him a better life to come! He deservs a good home!

Anonymous said...

Just to let every one know, I have been following Joeys' story at The Least of Those K9's Rescue Group where he was being fostered and receiving medical care and TLC. Good news, JOEY HAS BEEN ADOPTED and will never know abuse again. Way to go Joey!!!

Joey and Maggie said...

That's great news. So glad to hear that he found his home.

Haley said...

Poor Joey. I hate to see this done to helpless animals.

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