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Elementary school class raises money for dachshund's surgery

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LONGVIEW, WA (KPTV) -

When a special puppy made a surprise visit to a first-grade classroom Friday morning, the squeals of excitement could be heard throughout the halls of St. Rose Elementary School.

"Amazing," proclaimed Jakob Flohr, the student who inspired the visit.

Kramer, the puppy, was rescued from a backyard breeder. He has dwarfism and was born with a deformity in both front paws and knuckles.

The deformity can sometimes make it difficult for the small dog to walk, but nonetheless, he excitedly bounded from student to student.

Flohr decided to raise money for Kramer's surgery, after reading about the dog on Facebook.

He is collecting pennies at school and already brought one full can of pennies to Oregon Dachshund Rescue, the organization in charge of Kramer's care.

Flohr is very proud of the fundraising efforts.

"Because I've raised all of this money, just for surgery for Kramer," he said.

Volunteers decided to bring the dog to Longview to thank Flohr and his classmates.

"The kids were so well behaved and so appreciative," said Ginny Reel, a volunteer. "And we are appreciative of the children too. They're learning diversity with animals and with human beings and that's what we want."

ODR is waiting for Kramer to mature before he undergoes surgery.

For more information on the dog, visit the Krazy for Kramer Facebook page.

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