Paralyzed dachshund recovering in new home
Meghan Roberts, CTV Winnipeg
Published Sunday, January 31, 2016 5:20PM CST
Last Updated Sunday, January 31, 2016 7:01PM CST
A little dog has made big improvements with some human help.
Peanut the dachshund arrived in Winnipeg two months ago from London, Ontario.
He has a disease that weakens the discs in his spine, and his back legs became paralyzed.
His owner in London could not afford the surgery to get him fixed, and sent out a plea for help on Facebook. Winnipegger Brenda Johnson saw the post and decided to adopt Peanut.
Bison Transport volunteered to drive him from London to Winnipeg.
Johnson said Peanut has made remarkable progress. “He can stay walking the whole time. He can run. He can fly off the furniture, which he’s not supposed to do, but he does,” she said.
Peanut no longer drags his back legs or falls over when he walks. He plays for hours with his two sisters and can roll over.
Johnson keeps in contact with Peanut’s original owner and sends photos and videos daily to show his progress.
“It’s so rewarding to see this dog that was struggling so much before to now have life and be enjoying every moment of it,” said Johnson.
Peanut also has a new name: Beanut. Johnson made the change to reflect the “B” names of the rest of her pack of four dogs.
To contact the owner, email here.