Phoenix the sick shepherd puppy “was brought in by the police, not sure where they got him,” says Jen McCollum of Stockton Animal Shelter, the shelter and vet clinic that received him. Only 2-3 months old, Phoenix suffers from demodectic mange, which is “a skin disease, generally of young dogs…that can cause lesions and usually involves hair loss, crusty red skin… and is typical around the muzzle, eyes, and other areas on the head.” This type of mange is not contagious to humans or other dogs and is very inexpensive to treat.
Luckily the police found him and brought him to Dr. Allan who started treating him and then reached out to the Stockton Animal Shelter who reached out to PUP to see if we could take him. We jumped at the chance to care for this puppy AND find him a loving home! He’s currently awaiting transport to Washington on our ongoing “shelter sweep” transport, the next one happening this Saturday. His daily treatment consists of medicine given orally, and will be available for adoption in a few weeks with the requirement that he continues treatment and checks in with a vet until he is healthy.
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