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Paralyzed dachshund thrown away near trash bin adopted by Tampa angel

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In Tampa, Florida, ABC News reports the story of a heartless owner who threw a seven-year-old dachshund away; leaving the partially paralyzed dog by a trash bin near the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

The dog named Willie had been left in a box and was paralyzed from his waist down to his tail.

Then came Willie's miracle; Sandy Lewer, a dachshund lover all of her life, happened to come into the shelter to reclaim her lost cat. While at the shelter, Lewer heard the distinctive bark of a dachshund and asked to meet the dog. When the attendant told Lewer the dog had special needs, the retired U.S. Postal worker knew she had met her angel.

Lewer has two autistic children and has already tended to a special needs dog using a wheelchair. All together ten dogs live happily as a family.

In just two days, Lewer's children, who are 18 and 21, have already bonded with Willie, who is learning to maneuver in his donated wheelchair. Lewers stated:

"It has helped the children tremendously. It has helped our daughter overcome some seriously sensory issues she had."

With the help of steroids, Willie's tail now wags jubilantly, and his hindquarters are responding.

On Dec. 13, the Facebook page of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay had been hoping and wishing for a home for this little guy. There is no denying that miracles do happen:

"Little Willie, the pup with paralyzed back legs, was abandoned; he was left in a cardboard box beside our dumpster and quickly won our hearts with his precious, resilient spirit. For the past few weeks he's gotten lots of TLC and an early Christmas present- a new set of wheels, generously donated by the good people at For Paws Hospice. Now all he needs is a forever home that is willing and able to care for his special needs."

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