Kristi Pylant works at the Hoke County Animal Shelter located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. When she was on his way to work one morning, she came across two puppies chained to the gate of the shelter. She got right out of her car to help the pups and was dismayed to see that they had mange. They only had small patches of hair all over their body and they look emaciated.
She went to the gate post to remove their tether when she noticed a box. She opened it and saw several rags inside. She thought that the puppies were probably placed in it and they got out.
But when she moved the rags, she saw something that shocked her.
It turned out that there was another puppy inside, and this one was in a more terrible condition. Her skin was hard and cracking. She was bloodied everywhere and extremely weak. Kristi even thought that the pup was dead, but the dog stirred a bit.
Worried that she might not last long, she brought the three puppies to a vet. There they discovered that the third pup had demodectic mange. It was so severe that the vet recommended putting her to sleep. But seeing that the pup fought hard to survive, she didn’t have the heart to say yes.
It was going to be a long and costly treatment and there would be no assurance that the puppy would survive. But she wanted to give her a chance. So she brought the puppies back to the shelter and made a plea online.
Phoebe, Pepper, and Paige
Phoebe and Pepper’s condition was still treatable. They were given medication for mange and they were hopeful that they would get better soon and be adopted. But Paige had it worse, she would require foster care where she could get constant treatment. Thankfully, a woman named Nicole responded to her plea.
She quickly went over to the shelter and took Paige. Nicole and her vet then formulated a treatment to help the pup recover quickly. They put cream and honey all over her skin to give her relief and expedite the healing process. Thankfully it worked.
In a few days, the wounds started to heal and the puppy got stronger. Soon, she started moving around the house and became more energetic. After a few weeks, she was well enough to get adopted.
Paige found herself a happy and caring family. She now lives with them and has learned how to live the life of a pampered and loved dog.
Source: Good Morning America via Youtube