This little guy made the Fox Carolina News July 24, as he's in need of help by the dog-loving upstate community to assist with the high cost of a leg amputation and a doggy wheelchair.
Noah, a dachshund, was recently rescued from Greenville County Animal Care Services by Abby's Animal Angels in upstate South Carolina, a well respected 501c3 rescue based in Greenville.
At only five years old, Noah is partially paralyzed (among other medical issues) after being mauled by neighborhood dogs. The original vet report states he was hit by a car, but the previous owners claim it was a group of neighborhood dogs.
Noah will most likely need amputation, and possibly a wheelchair, and he is praying for donations to help with his extensive medical needs.
This sweet boy already has two best friends in Jennifer Remeta's sons. Noah also has a new doggy pal-a very large friend named Tank, who is also a shelter rescue.
An update was posted to Abby's Animal Angels Facebook page saying
"Noah saw the vet today. He has severe permanent sciatic nerve damage to his left leg and it will eventually need to be amputated. He has some (hopefully mild) nerve damage to his right leg, but we are not yet sure how extensive. The vet is hoping getting some weight on him (he is drastically underweight) and building up that leg muscle will help things improve over time. Our big question right now is how old Noah's injuries actually are. His back end is already thinner and appears atrophied, which would make sense if his injury happened months ago. If it happened just a week or two ago, and he is simply drastically underweight, then he stands a chance of building up better muscle control over the coming weeks. Noah is on antibiotic for the next couple days just to be safe (due to the open wound which was cleaned and stapled today), and there are no spinal or hip fractures found, thank goodness. Bottom line is Noah needs a wheelchair to help him through his rehab over the next couple months, and he may need it permanently."
For this reason, a GoFundMe webpage has been set up for Noah, where the rescue hopes to raise $1,000. This will cover the cost of amputation, as well as a set of wheels for the little guy.
Abby's Animal Angels is known for rescuing the toughest cases. They seek treatment first, depending on their many supporters to help cover the cost.
Please give if you can, and share Noah with friends. Be sure to check out his slide show and video. Once Noah gets past these health issues, nothing will slow him down.