When a coordinator receives a call about a dachshund “screaming and howling” and needing a new home alarm bells start ringing!! Not excessive barking but “screaming and howling”😔
Further discreet investigation suggested this particular three-and-a-half-year-old had recently undergone surgery, but firstly we need to tell you some of this little dachshund’s background.
We believe she had been imported from Eastern Europe. She had already undergone the incredibly painful procedure of having a number tattooed very close to her mammary gland and you can only imagine how horrendous this must have been for her😞 She had also been used for breeding despite her previous owner denying all knowledge that this had ever been the case!!!
A year ago she was advertised on a website and purchased by her current owner. At this point, we would recommend avoiding such websites where owners are under no obligation to declare behavioural and medical issues so you have no idea what you could be letting yourself in for!!!!
You would hope this dachshund would now be in a safe environment but her story becomes even more heart-breaking💔
She had fallen pregnant after an “accidental” encounter with a neighbour’s dog and no one knew until she went into labour. She needed a caesarean procedure and sadly lost her puppy. This is where the story becomes even more traumatic and disturbing.
We contacted the vets we were informed had performed the surgery and they had no record whatsoever of having treated her!! This was incredibly worrying.
We knew we needed to be very careful as we wanted to get this dachshund to a place of safety and make sure we didn’t lose her by asking too many questions at this point.
Our fears were reinforced upon collection. Our coordinator met with the owner on neutral ground and she would not disclose her address!!! She left our coordinator to go and collect the dog’s medication and wouldn’t allow her to go with her!! The medication she was on was in unmarked wrapping and in an envelope with handwritten instructions. Not usual veterinary practice!!😕 Clearly this raised some difficult and very worrying questions!!!
Where had this dachshund had her surgery? What had happened to her puppy during the procedure? What were the “painkillers she was taking? What horrific trauma had she been through emotionally and physically?
The reasons for her “screaming and howling” were becoming very clear. This poor little girl was in serious pain and mourning the loss of her puppy. The harrowing treatment and suffering were too much to bear and too upsetting to think about.
She is now safely in the hands of very experienced fosterers who will give her all the love and care she needs. She is now on the right medication and antibiotics to ease her pain and to reduce her heavily distorted teats which are full of milk and extremely swollen and painful.
One of our coordinators went to see how things were, and when asked could only say that this beautiful dachshund was just looking “sad” which you can see in her eyes in the picture😔
We make no apologies for sharing this troubling story with you. It is extremely concerning that medical procedures may be taking place in places without the necessary care that should prevail and we believe it is something animal lovers need to be aware of!!!
We were able to rescue this wonderful dachshund who, in spite of all the horrendous treatment she has received, has shown the sweetest temperament and settled down into her new safe environment.
It is through your help we can turn sad stories into happier endings and we continue to need your support. Please donate and enable to allow us to continue helping dachshunds who desperately require our help.
Thank you so much. Everything you send goes directly towards the welfare of our dachshunds💙