Darcey the dachshund was attacked by another dog while holidaying with her family. With an emergency dash across the state of South Australia, emergency surgery, endless love from her ma and pa, and support from the dachshund and coaster communities she has not only survived, but thrived. This is just a small part of her story.
There are a couple of images in the video which show Darcey’s injury, so please be mindful if this is going to cause distress.
Darcey came to live with Sharleen and Mel through Dachshund Rescue Australia seven years ago.
Sharleen and Mel are beloved members of the dachshund community and have regularly volunteered, donated and managed fundraising for dachshunds in need. When they themselves were in need it was a privilege to get involved and show support in whatever way we could. The response from the community was amazing.
Although Sharleen says in the video that Darcey is 100% the same as she was before the incident, large crowds do make Darcy a little more nervous now than she used to be. It is a tribute to Mel and Sharleen that Darcey is as confident and calm as she is.
While Long Dogs WA raised nearly $10,000 in three short days, much of that money was ultimately not needed for her care, and has since been redirected to the support of other dachshunds in need.
Furbag donated the first prize in the fund raising raffle, and we recently got down to the town of Esperance to visit with the prize winners. There is a follow-up interview with Michelle which I hope to share with you all soon.