UPDATE: Barely 5-months-old: Neglected puppy winds up in shelter

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Rescued on October 23 by Labrador and Friends. Piper has been renamed Leia and is currently at an emergency veterinarian hospital where she is being treated for mange. She also tested positive for ParvoVirus.

What happened to Piper? How did a puppy barely 5-months-old wind up at the Carson Animal Care Center in this condition? Most of her short life has been one of painful itching and burning; no one has taken care of her.

Click here for this puppy’s Pet Harbor information:  #A5123593  “My name is PIPER and I’m an approximately 5 month old female Doberman. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 10/22. I will be available on 10/26. You can visit me at my temporary home at C414.”

Doberman:  AGE:5 months
Female ARRIVED:10/22
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

A Facebook page for Piper can be followed here. Follow this little gal’s plight on Facebook. Share her information with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Note: Photo information indicates different estimated age for Piper. Refer to the the shelter for the latest updated information.)

(Photos and video of  barely 5-months-old neglected puppy courtesy Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Check out her video. Make sure to have a tissue nearby:


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  1. PLEASE some kind caring good Samaritan step up for this little puppy. She has been put thru hell by a subhuman maggot and deserves a safe loving home – Piper will give unconditional love – she is adorable and only needs a chance. Please step up for Piper.


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