SASSY, or Sass-A-Frass, as she is called, is a happy, beautiful, copper-colored miniature dachshund who loves to roam all over the house and yard. Sassy is full of energy and mischief. She is also in a wheelchair but that does not deter her. Did Sassy fall down the stairs or was she maybe kicked? No one knows. One day she was found lying at the bottom of an outdoor flight of stairs. A member of her family picked her up, dusted her off, and noticed she was limping. By the next day, Sassy had lost some control over her hind legs, and her family took her to a local veterinarian who gave her a prescription for cortisone and advised her owners to keep her still. Keeping Sassy still proved to be almost impossible. Paralysis had spread up her back and she lost bladder and bowel control. Because of the extent of her injury, Sassy cannot bark above a whisper. Her owners knew they could not care for a dog with such a severe health condition, so they searched the Internet for help. The family found help in the form of the Dachshund Rescue of North America (DRNA). DRNA came to Sassy's rescue. Pennsylvania DRNA Rescuer, Ed Guerka, who rescued Sassy, found that she had been kept in a bassinet for three months, and her legs had begun to atrophy. He brought the little dog to Thurmont, Maryland where she met her new Mom, ME! Sassy greeted me with sweet, insistent puppy kisses and a smile.
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