In Wildomar, California, a “pink dalmatian” and his bonded buddy were left in the shelter’s “night drop” when staffers arrived at work last week. Both dogs were suffering from demodectic mange – a very uncomfortable condition for dogs which causes intense itching and loss of hair. The disease is caused by tiny, cigar-shaped, eight-legged mites resulting in the bright pink appearance of the dog’s skin.
“I felt so badly for Artie ( 2-years old) and Asia (10-months-old) when I first saw them,” Jennifer Glover, a registered veterinary technician for the shelter, told People. “But I was encouraged by the fact that we would be able to start helping them. They were very sweet when they arrived, but they were depressed.”
“I assure you they were both unsettled with being dumped but they know very quickly that the staff at Animal Friends of the Valleys and the volunteers at LCAL are their ‘friends’ and there to help,” stated Lisa. “They are with us until we find their perfect home.”
Click here to read about Polo who lost his entire coat because of mange and how advocates are coming together to help.