There can be no excuses from Ariel’s previous owner for neglecting their puppy. Barely three-months old, and brought into Orange County Animal Services in Orlando, volunteers immediately shared the suffering puppy’s plight on social media:
“How disgusting is this? Only a baby (3-months-old) and look at how awful her little life has been already? This is just sinful. We are working very hard to help her and get her out as soon as possible so she can get help and not suffer this pain. Her eyes don’t look good either. We don’t know if it’s an infection. This is from today; volunteer just took her out,” Tara Kushner posted on her Facebook page along with the heartbreaking photos.
The puppy suffers from a severe case of mange accompanied by secondary infections which are causing bleeding abscesses, fever and a possible cyst in her eye. As amazing as this puppy is however, Ariel is extremely sweet and holds no grudges despite the pain and suffering she has endured in her very short life. Fortunately, this puppy is one of the lucky ones. On Thursday afternoon, Ariel was rescued by Pitbull Tailz Rescue located in Apotka, Florida.
“She is such a sweet baby. She will stay overnight at our vet and will go to foster tomorrow. Welcome Baby Ariel!! Soon you will feel all better and never know this pain and neglect again for the rest of your life! Stay tuned for updates!”
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Photos and video of Ariel courtesy of Pitbull Tailz Rescue and volunteers from OCAS.