| The Help Us Heal Program
Each year at DRBC we rescue and treat hundreds of dachshunds. Some have a broken heart, some have suffered abuse or neglect and some come to us with long term medical needs that may prevent their placement.
The DRBC veterinary support hospitals are always there to help these wonderful little beings. All are seen by the best that general care veterinary support can provide receiving exams, spays, neuters, dental surgeries, vaccinations, blood work and much, much more. A percentage of the dogs we rescue will go on to see veterinary specialists. Every option is examined and an individual recovery and rehabilitation plan is made.
Once well enough to find a forever home the staff at DRBC goes to work finding what we call 'a match of the heart'. Sanctuary is offered to those that cannot meet the goal of good health for placement. That's a lot of medicine and a lot of love.
Please join our effort. You can help make a difference to one of these special doxies. Donating a spay, neuter or other procedure means they will get to the arms of their new loving families that much quicker! Their medical care is supported by donations like yours. Won't you give so others can live?
The choice is yours!
Hi! My name is Heidel. I am 12 years old and I was born with legs that don't work right. I came from a puppy mill and my Mom tried hard to give us the best that she could, but she didn't get fed all the time and she was sick.
One day I got shoved into a crate and shipped to a pet store. No one wanted me because my legs looked funny. Then the man at the pet store told the people looking at me that I just needed a nail trim, but he lied. They took me anyway.
The man that bought me loved me. He played with me and held me and understood that I couldn't chase the ball as fast as everyone else, no matter how hard I tried. One day my Dad had to go away. He never came back. I was very scared.
Not too long after that, I went on a long car ride and came to a place where there were other dogs like me, well not exactly like me, but they looked a lot like me. It was the sanctuary home at Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County & NJ. Wow, I got lucky. They rescued me and placed me in the Best Friends Program, which lets dogs like me get the veterinary help we need. Best of all, I never have to be scared again.
I got to go to the Garden State Veterinary Specialists and saw Dr. Ryan Fulcher. He is really nice, [he even gave me a kiss]. He said I have degenerative joint issues including ligamentous/tendinous laxity [generalized joint hypermobility] and degenerative osteoarthritis. Sounds pretty bad. I will never walk, or run and someday I will be unable to move as my joints are continually deteriorating. Crap - not what I wanted to hear. There is nothing he and his special veterinary friends can do to fix my problems either.
Lately, things have been getting worse. My legs hurt. A lot. Now I have to take medications every day. Fooey. I can't hobble around like I used to and I need help to get to the sun deck and my dinner bowl. No one is giving up on me though. We thought the great folks over at K9 carts could make me a special set of wheels to get around better, but the disease has spread to my back legs and I cannot support myself well enough for a cart. Now I have to depend on someone to help me get around and am worried about what might happen next.
Can you help me? Please. Inside, I am just like any other doxie and I know that with your help I can feel like one too. You should know that even though I have all these problems, I am not worried because I get excellent care at Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County & NJ. I get lots of love too.
Your love and support help me get through every day -
no matter how much pain I have.
It is because of you that DRBC's Best Friends Program is able to take care of me and so many other sick pets. You save our lives.
Please help Heidle and her friends here at the sanctuary. Your support is their best medicine.