CENTRAL — A Central resident known for breeding and raising Miniature Dachshunds is looking to help provide a form of emotional support to a child who needs it in the form of a special puppy.
Taylor Lee, with Lee’s Legendary Lines, is looking to give a special 7-week-old mini Daschund named “Lamby” to someone in need. Lee said the dog was born with a unique abnormality. Lee said the puppy was born in a litter with five other pups and is the strongest of them.
“She was born with three normal legs and then one of her front legs is actually just really a shoulder and it didn’t really develop,” she said. “The vet and I really don’t know why it did not fully develop. Everything else is fine. She’s healthy as can be. She walks around great. She’s happy-go-lucky and she does really well.”
Lee said she wants to donate this puppy because she said she feels it could be a great companion for someone.
“The reason why I want to kind of reach out and look for maybe a kid instead of an adult is that I know that a lot of children that may have already amputated legs or arms or going through something with cancer or some type of other disease or something that they can’t control may feel like their self-confidence is down or that they’re different,” she said. “Out in the world people do judge and kids get hurt a lot with that. I want to be able to give the puppy to someone that can say, ‘Hey, look, my puppy is just as special as I am and she’s just as unique as I am.’ Just because we’re different from the world doesn’t mean that we won’t be loved.”
Lee said the puppy will have all of her first set of shots taken care of before she is given to a family. The puppy will also receive clearance from Dr. Kim Fralick at Joor Road Veterinary Hospital before she is given away. There will also be a puppy pack given, which includes vet records, birth certificate, dog food, toys… etc.
She said she doesn’t want to create an additional burden for anyone. She said if taking care of the dog. becomes too much, she’ll take it back.
“This puppy I feel will mean a lot to someone,” she said. “It’ll be something that makes me happy and can do good for the child and the family and the puppy itself.”
Anyone interested in the puppy can give Lee a call at 225-453-2025 or message Lee’s Legendary Lines on Facebook.