BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Three people have been arrested after a dog was found with its back legs sawed off in Slidell. Now, a man who recently lost his dog in a tragic way is stepping up to help the abused dog, Buddy the dachshund.
Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office say Buddy was shot several months ago, but the owners did not get proper medical care for the dog, and his hind legs suffered partial paralysis and he became unable to walk.
The owners, a 50-year-old Slidell woman and her 17-year-old daughter, reportedly told detectives Buddy’s legs fell off after they bandaged them too tightly. However, after meeting with a veterinarian, detectives learned the dog’s legs were not removed naturally or by a vet.
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The organization had a little meet and greet with Buddy at the Lakeshore Veterinary Hospital & Pet Lodge in Mandeville, where Buddy is being treated. Watch the video below:
Watch the foundation’s mission statement, given by Roleaux, below: