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.
After David Mohr’s dog, Roleaux, was left in his stolen pickup truck to die, he started the Roleaux Foundation to honor his late friend and to help other abused or neglected animals. And now, that foundation has donated $1,000 for surgery for Buddy, whose legs were cut off.
Mohr rescued Roleaux from an Ascension Parish shelter five years ago, just days before the pooch was going to be put down. Unfortunately, he was not able to save his life for a second time.
“I’ll cherish him for the rest of my life. It’s been 30 years since I had a dog and he was perfect,” Mohr said.