The Austin American-Statesman has a report on Dachshunds and other dogs in need of rescue due, in many cases, to their owners economic woes.
Thankfully, these two Doxies have now been rescued:
Suzanna and her puppy Nikki had more than 100 cactus needles covering their bodies when they were rescued. The two long-haired dachshunds were abandoned in the country for hours before a couple driving by saw them from the road. The dogs had done nothing wrong; there just wasn’t enough money for their family to care for them.
There are lots of photos at the site as well as this video: