Monthly Archives: June 2009

Once abused, Dachshund mix now helps kids read

The GazetteXtra in Janesville, Wisconsin reports:

The dachshund mix was just a pup when she went flying through the air, thrown from a car, with the rest of her siblings.

Only Tabby survived.

That’s the story Helen Burton was told when she got Tabby from K9 Lifeline Rescue about three years ago.

Despite the violence, Tabby always has been a mellow dog, Burton said. That’s why she makes an ideal helper at Janesville’s Jackson Elementary School.

Tabby—her formal name is Tabitha—is a reading dog. She sits patiently as children read to her, and she’s become a school-wide celebrity since she began her work in the fourth quarter of this school year.

Read the whole story.