Help Archie!

On September 28th, just 1 day after Anne got home from the hospital after her heart attack, she was called by one of our local Connecticut Animal Control Officers about a severely neglected Dachshund (which she immediately agreed to take).  Archie had been a part of a legal neglect case, a "pet" left outside in a small crate in someone's yard, emaciated and severely malnourished. He had stayed in the town's care a few weeks while the case progressed, and was well on his way to wellness when we got him. A few days after the ACO called, on October 3, 2014, Archie came to us- still underweight, with no hair on his ears from oil buildup, and his coat was soft and light red- all dead hair. Archie was great the first few weeks with us, highly adoptable- very friendly, quiet and sweet, however around the last week of October Archie's energy level decreased and he held his head low and stiff.  It turned out Archie had a ruptured C2-C3 disk in his upper neck which required immediate surgery on November 18th.

Archie will be ready for adoption in a week or two, and is very calm, sweet, quiet, and good with all the other dogs. If you may be interested in adopting Archie applications can be submitted online at Thank you for your support- and please share his link and story!

Archie is 4-5 years old, the prime age range for onset of IVDD issues. He is very calm, sweet, quiet, and good with all the other dogs.  If you may be interested in adopting Archie when he is well applications can be submitted online at  Thank you for your support- and please share!

Expenses for neck care so far:
October  , 2014: $35 cold laser
November 3, 2014: Vet exam, cold laser (package of 3: $60) and meds, $245.31
November 6, 2014: Cold laser and meds, $14.20
November 10, 2014: Cold laser, X-rays and re-evaluation, $200
Cost for therapies prior to MRI and surgery: $494.51
November 17, 2014: Consult and MRI, $1,443.45 (low estimate)
Total for Surgery as on November 20th: $2,116.28
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Anne Jordan 
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