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Rainbow Bridge




Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.  The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together . . .

~Author Unknown

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Little Allie was such a love. When she came to DDR we thought she was just very malnourished, her initial lab work came back normal. She had such a tough time eating and when she did she had a horrible time breathing. She was skin and bones so we were persistant to find what was wrong. Unfortunately we found she had a large cancerous tumor on her kidney and there was nothing we could do. The cancer was taking all her nutrition and it was far too advanced to do anything. Allie was a love, even though she didn't feel well she always gave me kisses and wagged her tail a mile a minute when I came home from work. I so wish we could've made you better my little friend. You are missed my little Allie Oop! Rest in peace my friend.

Dakota Dachshund Rescue dedicates this Rainbow Bridge Memorial Page in memory of Apollo...a 4 month Dachshund puppy.

On November 22, 2006, Apollo was brutally killed when he was thrown to the ground and his skull was smashed against another puppy because he wouldn’t stop barking. Apollo died later that day of suffocation due to massive internal injuries and bleeding. His caretaker, Marques Eason, is now going to trial in Sedgwick County, Kansas. This will be the first case of felony animal cruelty to be tried under "Magnum's Law" in Kansas.

Dakota Dachshund Rescue's group of volunteers works tirelessly to help dachshunds, that have been the victims of cruelty, abuse or abandonment, find safe and loving "Forever Homes". We hope to make a difference one ”Weiner Dog” at a time. May the day come when there will be no more like Apollo.

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