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Dixon’s Story


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When Dixon came to Animal Haven in 2012 he was paralyzed from the waist down and dragged his hind legs behind him. Now, thanks to a wheeled cart, hydrotherapy and the shelter’s efforts, he is able to run and is happy in his new home.

We shared a video on Dixon’s early progress in our post from August 3, 2012, Dixon Gets Wheels and Begins Healing, One Step at a Time.

Animal Haven, located in NYC, said at the time: “A few weeks ago, a woman who lost her job and home came to us for help. Her five year old Dachshund Dixon couldn’t walk and she didn’t have the money to help him. Having lost the use of his back legs from an injury that was never treated, Dixon was going to need a lot of attention and resources. Faced with this knowledge, Animal Haven still took him in. Without our help, we’ll never know what the woman would have been forced to do with him. We were Dixon’s only hope.”

Just over a year later, Dixon’s life has been remarkably transformed.

Here is his story: