Tags: sick | dachshund | die | shelter

Sick Dachshund Left To Die at Shelter Will Go Back to Elderly Couple

Friday, 14 Mar 2014 12:10 PM

By Clyde Hughes

An sick dachshund left at an animal shelter by an elderly California couple with a letter stating they could no longer care for the dog will be reunited with the couple in late March, KTLA-TV in Los Angeles reported.

The dog, named Otto, was left in a Baldwin Park shelter in a basket with a note from the owners, reported KTTV.

"We are both seniors, sick, with no money," the note read, according to Toby Wisneski of the animal rescue nonprofit Leave No Paws Behind. "We cannot pay for vet bills or to put him to sleep. He has never been away from us in all those years. He cannot function without us. Please put him to sleep."

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

"That just rips your heart," Wisneski told KTTV.

The letter when on to say, Wisneski told KTLA, that the dog had several illnesses but they could not take him to treatments. Wisneski said he took Otto, who he called Harley at the time, to the East Valley Veterinary Clinic.

"He has a skin condition right now that's treatable and it will take a few months but definitely something we can treat," veterinarian Danielle Chapman told KTTV. "It's absolutely heart-breaking. You know, you feel so bad for him and you feel so bad for the people that had to give him up, and he was obviously well loved. And they probably felt like they had absolutely no other options."

With Otto, aka Harley, getting treatment, Wisneski said he went on his next mission to find the owners. Wisneski told the couple once he found them that Leave No Paws Behind would cover Otto's health care and food cost for the rest of his life.

"We just are living week to week," one of the owners told KTLA-TV, who both wanted to remain anonymous. "We can't even go to the hospital to get our treatment. We thought he was dead, but he lives. He’s being well taken care of and, boy, we’re just so extremely grateful."

Wisneski said Otto would be reunited with the couple on March 28.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Imagine Dragons Airplane Performance: Southwest Launches Contest

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 17:41 PM

Grammy-winning band Imagine Dragons will do a live airplane performance at 35,000 feet aboard a Southwest Airlines fligh . . .

James Caan Files for Divorce for Third Time From Fourth Wife

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 16:54 PM

James Caan has filed for divorce from his wife, Linda Stokes, for the third time. . . .

Chicago Twins Sentenced to 14 Years for Drug Smuggling Operation

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 16:26 PM

Pedro and Margarito Flores, twin brothers in Chicago, were sentenced to 14 years in prison Tuesday for a drug smuggling  . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved