Help Herbie get better!

Anybody who knows Mandy, knows the love she has for her two dachshunds, Herbie and Moose. Last week, Herbie started having muscle spasms in his neck. A trip to the vet sent him home with medicine and doctor’s orders to “stay quiet.” Unfortunately, Herbie has never been a fan of “staying quiet” often chasing balls until he collapses or running circles around Moose. Last night, Herbie took a very serious turn when his paws started curling, a tell-tale sign of IVDD (intervertebral disk disease). IVDD is a serious, complex issue for dachshunds and can affect 25% of them, leading to paralysis if not treated quickly.

Good news, Mandy knew the signs and got Herbie back to the vet right away. Bad news, Herbie requires a very expensive surgery to relieve the pressure on his spinal cord. Medical expenses are expected to be around $9,000. Please consider donating to help! It will appreciated more than words can express. It is a long road to recovery, but with lots of prayers and good thoughts Herbie will be back playing fetch soon!

For more information on IVDD visit http://www.celebritydachshund.com/ivdd-info/.

Thank you!

Chrystal Koch and
Mallory Piekarski-Rabinowitz




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    • $50 
    • 60 mos
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    • $50 
    • 61 mos
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    • $50 
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    • $100 
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Chrystal Koch 
Organizer
Sarasota, FL
Amanda Piekarski 
Beneficiary