An Abused Dachshund Finds a For­ever Home & a Whole Bunch of Fans

Modern Dog - - STAR DOG -

When Michelle Mullé took in a res­cued Dachshund with three legs, she didn’t re­al­ize he would change her life, in­spir­ing a mis­sion. But when Michelle saw a Face­book photo of Dobby—com­pletely bald, suf­fer­ing from de­modex mange, his right leg cut off—she “fell in love.” Dobby had been put in a garbage bag and dropped at an Athens, Ge­or­gia an­i­mal con­trol cen­ter. Cir­cle Of Friends An­i­mal So­ci­ety stepped in and res­cued him, post­ing his photo on Face­book. It was this photo Michelle saw. She “shared and fought hard to raise the money to help the res­cue cover Dobby's bills,” she rec­ol­lects, ul­ti­mately fill­ing out an adop­tion ap­pli­ca­tion. Fi­nally, Whole Lotta Love Res­cue & Trans­port brought him all the way from Ge­or­gia to Michelle in New Jersey.

Smit­ten, Michelle de­cided to cre­ate a Face­book page for her new dog so she could in­spire oth­ers to take on a res­cue dog with a dis­abil­ity. “I want Dobby to be an am­bas­sador for dis­abled an­i­mals,” she says. “I want every­one to see that these an­i­mals aren't suf­fer­ing; they don't want to be put down. If you can't han­dle the needs of a dis­abled pet please con­sid­er­ing find­ing a res­cue to take them—don't send them over the Rain­bow Bridge.”

Dobby is a per­fect ex­am­ple. At first he couldn’t walk—Dobby’s res­cuers had to teach him how. Now Dobby hops around and he's ex­tremely fast—just check out his Face­book videos!

But though Dobby can run in Michelle’s turf-cov­ered back­yard, other sur­faces are dif­fi­cult for him, so Michelle is hoping to get him a pros­thetic leg. “Dobby needs a cus­tom leg built—pos­si­bly 3D-printed—which we are des­per­ately hoping some­one will help us with,” she shares hope­fully. “A dis­abil­ity in an an­i­mal shouldn't be a death sen­tence. Thank you every­one who voted for Dobby. Hu­mans hurt Dobby and I want every­one to know what hap­pened to him, his story. But love pre­vails—Dobby has won. He is a sur­vivor.”

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