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He'll Break your Heart

January 5th, 2006, 10:33 AM
I received this email today.....

Telly was given to an HUA volunteer in a cardboard box that was covered in blood, skin and dirt. He was wrapped in a poop encrusted blanket. He has been paralyzed for six months. His back legs are completely atrophied. He was never given an xray or proper medical care. The HUA volunteer asked our vet why his stomach was so enlarged when he appeared to be emaciated. The answer was that his bladder probably had not been emptied fully for the entire six months. The smell of blood and infection in the urine was so overwhelming it almost made people faint. His skin is peeling off by the bucket loads.

Telly is a blue dachshund. Blue is a dilute color, a defect. Blue dachshunds should not be bred as it leads to baldness. They almost never have a normal life span. And in fact Telly is mostly bald - hence his name after Telly Sevalis. The "kennel" had been using this dog as a breeder dog for five years. Imagine how many bald blue dachshunds he produced in that time just so that people could buy the latest fade dog. So of course unscrupulous puppy mills breed blue dogs as fast as they can. Then when the dog needs medical care, there is none and the dog is dumped. Of course she kept him without providing any care for a few months just in case he recovered without costing any money. This delay severely limited the likelihood that he could recover.

In spite of being paralyzed, bald, full of infection and malnourished, Telly is about the happiest most fun little guy you could ever meet. He enjoyed his soft food, the first drink of clean water he's probably ever had in his life,and a nice bath. He probably thought he'd been flown to Paris when he saw his big new living quarters with his big soft bed, clean blankets, and plush toys. He got to walk with a towel around his middle and he tore around the shelter investigating. He had a blast.

There isn't much hope that Telly will walk again but for a dog with this kind of spirit, anything is possible and we will do everything we can to help him. Our vet was very surprised that he did have some deep pain sensation left. So he's off to Kansas State University this week for surgery. With extensive rehabilitation that he will get at HUA, we hope he will be able to walk again.

If you are ever tempted to buy that cute little puppy in the pet store, remember Telly. Tell everyone you know to boycott stores that sell puppies.

January 5th, 2006, 10:37 AM
Poor Telly...the cruelty has virtually left me speechless.:sad:

I am so glad he is getting a second chance:love:

He has a beautiful expression on his face.

January 5th, 2006, 10:46 AM
Its times like this that I really hope that whatever goes around comes around and that there truly is a hell for people like this. They should all be made to suffer the same cruelty they inflict on these poor trusting souls. These people are taking up valuable air and absolutely useless to everyone. Sorry but stories like this just :evil: me!!!!

January 5th, 2006, 10:54 AM
What rescue is Telly with?

He and my Heidi could have cart races together :thumbs up

Seriously, I would be interested in another special needs doxie. It is not their 'needs' that is special, THEY are special. I could not imagine life without my Heidi Ho HO (and healthy Valentin too).

January 5th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Golden Girl, I am so happy! I was hoping you would respond!!! I have several pictures of the sweetie. He's at the "Hearts United for Animals" A no kill shelter in the States. There phone number is 402.274.3679

January 5th, 2006, 11:25 AM
Poor,poor little boy,it certainly breaks your heart:sad: however i'ts a great relief he now knows a better life and is getting the care he needs.
His eyes tells it all,:grouphug to Telly and the people helping him recover!

January 5th, 2006, 12:08 PM
Hi goldengirl,as soon as I read the post,I was going to e-mail you but I can see you already know.I sure hope you can adopt this little one.He seems so sweet.And I hope his last owners will pay for what they have done.

January 5th, 2006, 04:11 PM
awwww, Heidi would love another one just like her!

January 5th, 2006, 05:27 PM
His eyes say it all, thankyou to the :angel: who got him out and gave him a chance at a good life

January 5th, 2006, 07:00 PM
what a sad life hes led up to now, I hate these puppy mill breeders. Every single pet store in our town sells puppies which sucks. Goldengirl that would be awesome if you got adopt him. By the way I dont think I have seen pics of your Heidi Ho. :D

doggy lover
January 5th, 2006, 08:08 PM
You go Goldengirl, I hope you can get him. Even though he has been so such a rough time the look in his eyes spells hope. He looks like a sweet little boy.

January 5th, 2006, 08:11 PM
What rescue is Telly with?

He and my Heidi could have cart races together :thumbs up

Seriously, I would be interested in another special needs doxie. It is not their 'needs' that is special, THEY are special. I could not imagine life without my Heidi Ho HO (and healthy Valentin too).
You seriously have the kindest heart around.:love: This doggy would be the luckiest doggy alive to find a home with you.

January 5th, 2006, 10:22 PM
Awww, he is addorable - I find myself wondering if I can add a dog to my household (with my own spinal issues and disability advocacy work, I'd love a special need doggie!!). At any rate, I am pleased he is rescued. I am not a nasty person but I think I could be very violent if I met a puppy miller, sighhhhh!!