In Michigan City, Indiana, a senior dachshund mix was left outdoors shivering in a cardboard box in a residential neighborhood. Michigan City Animal Control contacted the Michiana Humane Society for help with the senior dog dubbed Wally. And on Friday, after reaching out to Newman Nation: Senior Pets United, a rescue organization focused on caring for both homeless hospice and senior dogs, stepped in to help Wally.
Wally’s tragic story began on Thursday:
“I have chest pains from how horrible this story is. A shelter in Indiana just reached out to me about this dog they named Wally,” posted founder of the rescue, Zoe Kharasch, on her Facebook page. “Someone saw an SUV pull outside their house tonight and stop. They went out to see what was going on when the car pulled away and discovered a box on the side of the road. Wally was inside.”
And there he was – an old dog as sweet as can be thrown away as if he was trash. Zoe continued:
“Wally is definitely very old but so far the shelter said he’s the sweetest thing with a good appetite. I have no idea what medical condition he is in and he is required to be on stray hold for 3 days, but I can’t NOT save him.”
By Saturday afternoon, Wally became “Wallace” (much more dignified it has been stated) and was reported to be resting comfortably after having been rushed to the vet where x-rays revealed he had been suffering from extreme bloat. The poor old guy had eaten his food too fast while at the shelter because he had been so hungry and was full of gas and food – veterinarians were concerned and watching for signs of a twisted stomach. His painful ear infections have also been addressed as with his flea infestation.
A contact has come forward identifying Wally and stating his owner had recently died. Why he was tossed away in such a cruel and heartless manner has not yet been explained.
And now for everyone who needs a smile and the reassurance that Wallace knows he has been rescued; check out his Sunday afternoon video.
“Wallace update: He is doing a lot better today! The bloating has significantly decreased and he’s still pooping like a mad man. Wallace wants nothing to do with his bed today and is up walking around, wagging his tail and enjoying the company of the other dogs in the home.”
(Video and photos of senior dachshund via Facebook Newman Nation: Senior Pets United)
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Wallace update: He is doing a lot better today! The bloating has significantly decreased and he's still pooping like a mad man. Wallace wants nothing to do with his bed today and is up walking around, wagging his tail and enjoying the company of the other dogs in the home.
Posted by Newman Nation: Senior Pets United on Sunday, November 19, 2017
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