Well - here we are again🐾. Another week and another IVDD surrender requiring surgery - just 6 days after Tilly. This is what happens when you operate a genuine rescue Charity operating on an open-door basis to all dachshunds requiring veterinary attention. Our latest IVDD surrender Penny is the 11th IVDD surrender this financial year (so far) and No 45 since this current Committee that runs D2DR took over 4.5 years ago in late November 2019.

And when you consider that even with the fundraising for each of these dogs, D2DR typically loses between $2,000 and $6,000 for each dog. D2DR has never made a profit on any dog-specific fundraiser (on two occasions we’ve actually stopped fundraising where we looked like exceeding our expected costs for that particular dog). And when you consider we’ve had 45 IVDD surrenders requiring surgery under this current Committee, you can understand why our adoption fees are so high relative to the other dachshund “rescue” groups, and why we seem to be (and in fact are) continuously fundraising.

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IVDD Fundraiser - Penny

Penny - 5 yo red mini smooth dachshund

Penny is a 5 yo mini-dachshund that belongs to one of our foster carers (who collectively are currently looking after a total of around 65 dachshunds in our care). Penny started to show signs of possible IVDD late last week and was originally advised by her local vet for strict crate rest. By Sunday/Monday, Penny’s condition had worsened, and AWL Vets Daisy Hill advised Penny’s owner that surgery was recommended. The distraught owner was not in a position to pay for the surgery herself and so turned to D2DR for help. D2DR of course accepted Penny’s surrender and Penny was immediately taken by her owner to ARH on Monday afternoon. Dr Lance from ARH examined Penny and confirmed the diagnosis – probably around a Grade 4/5 IVDD with surgery recommended.

The CT scan confirmed a major disc rupture at L1-2 about 40-50% herniation. Penny was operated on last night and the surgery went well, and she was resting. And so please, once again D2DR is in the position to be asking for donations towards Penny’s surgery. As with Tilly’s surrender last week, this has not come at a good time for D2DR. Once again, our 5 pes varus dogs find themselves being pushed to the back of the queue for our funds. In this particular case with Penny, we know from the beginning that she will be returned to her owner. And under D2DR’s policy, as agreed with ARH, this means ARH will be charging D2DR the full non-discounted cost of the surgery. This means we have that bit extra of funds to raise. We know and appreciate that times are tough at present for so many people, but anything you can spare would be appreciated. Please help us continue with our policy that NO DACHSHUND IS LEFT BEHIND.

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