Story on CBS Atlanta helps get paralyzed dog rescued - CBS46 News

Story on CBS Atlanta helps get paralyzed dog rescued

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Tanner zips around with his new set of wheels - doggie wheels. But, the doggie wheelchair is not the only thing helping him out. Thanks to an appearance on CBS Atlanta News, the pup has a family.

The 3-year-old dachshund's back legs are paralyzed. He was rescued from an animal hoarder. The group Homeless Pets Foundation took Tanner in to help save him.

On May 31, the group was raising money to buy Tanner a wheelchair. CBS Atlanta aired the story.

"These guys have a history of bad backs, and he's paralyzed," said Michael Good, veterinarian and founder of Homeless Pets Foundation.

Good really wanted to find Tanner a home, but disabled dogs are hard to place.

"He also needs a really loving home, someone who understands this breed. Even though he has a disability, he still has a lot to offer." said Good.

Enter Debbie Wright, who saw the story.

"I lost my dog Wednesday. I said no more dogs because I was experiencing too much pain and your program came on. When I saw Tanner on TV, and his spirit just stole my heart right there," said Wright.

The next day Wright adopted Tanner.

"They were so surprised when I came down. When I got there, the moment I saw him, it was love at first sight," said Wright.

Tanner now has a wheelchair and a family.

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