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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 4:24pm

Disabled dachshund gets new wheels, but still needs a home.

A disabled dog is in need of a special home.

RuRu the dachshund is a paralyzed dachshund living at the Humane Society in Naples, Florida.

On Tuesday he got a new set of wheels, now he just needs a new home.

"He's a very active dog, very friendly, loves everybody. Loves to jump up and down on his wheelchair as much as he can," said Michael Simonik of the Humane Society of Naples.

RuRu is paralyzed in the lower half of his little body.

He was injured while living with a Rottweiler in LaBelle.

"They were playing one day and the Rottweiler accidentally stepped on the rear end of RuRu causing the damage," said Simonik.

The 4-year-old dachshund was too much to take care of, so his family put him in a shelter.

He was rescued by the Humane Society of Naples, a no-kill shelter specializing in dogs with special needs.

One week in and RuRu is making friends but still looking for a family.

"I think his personality alone will get him a home," said Jeanne Rivera of Naples.

On Tuesday, RuRu was outfitted with a brand new wheelchair.

His old one was too big and put too much pressure on his little front legs.

RuRu can wheel into a new home for $125.

Simonik says RuRu will need extra attention.

Simonik says he hopes RuRu finds a new home so the shelter can help other special needs dogs.

"About two times a month a month we go up to LaBelle and rescue puppies and kittens who are on death row and bring them back here for adoption," said Simonik.
 

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