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Update: Dachshund whose owner died saved by Wash. state animal rescue

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When Ollie's guardian died, his future looked bleak - his guardian's family decided that euthanasia was the best option for this loving dog. Ollie was in a race against the clock - if he wasn't rescued or adopted within the next ten days, was going to be euthanized. But thanks to Motley Zoo Animal Rescue in Redmond, Washington, Ollie is safe, happy, and loved once again.

Pate MacDonald from Motley Zoo Animal Rescue stated today: "Yes, we did pick up Ollie. Ollie's email touched Jme, our executive director, because he had done nothing wrong and was slated for euthanasia only because his owner died and there were no family members that wanted to stick up for this pup. Ollie shouldn't die just because his owner did."

After Motley Zoo put out the plea for little Ollie, they were contacted by one of their volunteers who also has Dachshunds. "Lauren happened to be in the Portland area this weekend and was ready and willing to foster Ollie. The next day, we contacted the people networking Ollie. Now he is in Bellevue with three other Dachshunds, having arrived safe and sound last night."

Motley Zoo executive director Jme Thomas added: "Yes, we've taken quite a few pets from people who have died, and it strikes me as particularly harsh when the family won't keep them - especially when they are 'easy' dogs. We find in rescue all the time, people and animals' closest 'friends and family' are rarely blood - it takes the kindness of complete strangers to 'do what's right,' all too often."

Thank you, Motley Zoo, for doing what's right for Ollie. This wonderful boy will be ten years old in September and he still has many happy, healthy, loving years left.

Dachshunds like Ollie are lovable, playful companions, and an ideal pet for many homes. They require moderate exercise and they can adapt to most living environments.

While Ollie is safe, so many other dogs still need help. Sharing stories truly does make a difference - just ask Ollie!

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is located in Redmond, Washington. The organization is dedicated to improving the lives of animals locally, nationally and internationally and alleviating their suffering and elevating their status in society through the rescue and rehabilitation of animals in need. The organization promotes the and education of their community on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, advocating the value of all animal life, in hopes to end the neglect and abuse of all animals and to end the devastating pet overpopulation through spay and neuter advocacy. Learn more about Motley Zoo Animal Rescue by visiting their website here.

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