Animal Friends of the Valley is an animal shelter in Wildomar, California. There they have a night drop – a place where people can leave their pets anonymously and safely if they don’t want to face the shelter staff when they drop off their pets. It may be unfortunate, but the presence of night kennels is believed to reduce the number of animals abandoned by the roadside or on vacant lots. Most of the time, the pets found at night are cute, but not surprising. However, on February 13, a shelter worker was shocked to see a pink dog inside.
Although they jokingly called her the Pink Dalmatian, this puppy is actually a boxer along with her brother. Your skin is pink and irritated from a treatable infection. Asia and her brother Artie, as they are now called, suffer from Demodex mange. The poor pups were confused and very uncomfortable as mange can be very itchy and painful. Jennifer Glove, a veterinary technician for the shelter, said the two dogs were confused but friendly.
Thankfully, Asia and Artie were accepted into Last Chance at Life, an all races rescue group based in San Diego County. There the two puppies respond very well to the treatment. The LCAL staff are happy to report that although they were initially unsure about arriving at a new location, they have warmed up for everyone there and are very friendly. They will soon be available for adoption and some people are already looking to provide them with loving homes forever.
Update: Do you remember this couple? Well, they both found a home!
Artie has a great new best friend – and doesn’t seem to care at all that he’s much bigger!
Artie likes to help me groom Calvin. I’m not sure why he’s so obsessed with his nostrils, but whatever, Calvin has nice, clean nostrils now 😂
Posted by Julie Jeanne Humphreys on Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Unfortunately, Perles (formerly “Asia”) got sick and was only brought back to Last Chance at Life last October. If the Facebook post hadn’t mentioned the skin condition she had before, we might not have recognized her as the pink lady in the photos above!
Pearl has since found another home and both dogs have conquered their skin conditions AND homelessness!
***** ADOPTED **** Two years ago, Pearl and a male boxer were left in the Animal Friends of the Valley dropbox. You…
Posted by Last Chance at Life – All Race Rescue and Adoption on Friday October 25th, 2019
Cover picture: Last chance in life