UPDATE: Thanks for all the support everyone! Ollie is safe and home. The great news is that through private donations and gofundme, we were able to raise enough money to cover all of Ollie's medical expenses so far. Any donations made after this point will be going to help the rescues that helped us continue to help animals/families in need like they did for us. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts! ~Evan, Nikki, Heinz, and our Little Hero OllieDuring a home invasion on the evening of December 28, 2014 our two 17 pound Long Haired Dachshunds, Ollie and Heinz (Named for Heinz Field, Heinz Ketchup, and Hines Ward: Steelers Fans!) allowed my fiancé Nikki enough time to escape while protecting our home from an intruder. Nikki called for the dogs to follow her once she saw the intruder at the back door, but they refused to come and instead stayed behind at the back door to defend our home. Just as Nikki was able to get out of the apartment and locked inside our downstairs neighbor’s apartment the intruder threw himself through our sliding glass door. Nikki and our neighbors then heard the chaos that ensued as tables and chairs were overturned. Moments later the intruder then threw himself through the glass of our second story bedroom and our little hero Ollie went with him. Our other neighbor happened to see this as it happened from outside and luckily saw Ollie run off after they fell the two stories through the glass and hit the ground. Although very scared after the ordeal, Nikki was able to get Heinz out of our apartment where he was found to be uninjured. There have been multiple sightings of Ollie since that night. However, Ollie is still missing and has not been seen since Sunday afternoon January 4, 2015. But we have faith he is still out there and fighting to get back to us at our home in Bensalem, PA. In addition to a reward being offered, volunteers, rescue groups, and ourselves personally, have already spent countless hours, manpower, and finances on getting Ollie home. To help in Ollie’s search and recovery efforts we have started a gofundme campaign for Ollie The Missing Dachshund (search for me on Facebook).
Any leftover funds donated for this campaign after Ollie has been recovered will be split up amongst the Rescue Groups that have assisted in Ollie’s search and recovery to help provide funds for future missing animals and help recoup costs from Ollies search. Many thanks to all of those that have helped in any way. We appreciate everything that everyone is doing, even down to the positive thinking, well wishes, and prayers that are being sent our way!
Evan, Nikki, Heinz, and our hero Ollie