Yesterday while on the hunt for Diamond we received a message from Zach about a german Shepard that needed help. Today Angela and I went to see this little girl named Cerberus by shelter staff. The moment I laid eyes on her I knew she was no mythical monster, she was a beautiful girl desperate to be loved. As we approached the cage you could see her excitement build, she realized we were coming to see her. Off we went out of the door to a small patch of grass. Once Seraphine (her previous title didn’t do her justice) stepped foot on the grass she just sat, smiled and closed her eyes. For a moment she just sat there, soaking it all in.
When she sat in the sun the extent of her condition became more apparent. The fur was missing from her face, head, neck, most of her torso and legs. No part of this poor girl was unaffected. We knew she had to be in pain but to our surprise she began to jump and play with me.
We reluctantly returned Seraphine to her kennel. Now that we had confirmed what everyone had suspected, she was a Marley’s Mutt for sure. Amanda met Angela and I at the shelter to bust her out. After taking her to SJVH her diagnosis of Demodex Mange was confirmed and treatment began. Right now she is resting in the comfort of her foster home.
Seraphine is a female white German Shepherd, between 8 and 9 months old. In addition to the mange, she has an infection for which she is being treated. Initial medication will be for one month, then the vet will do another skin scraping to see if it’s totally cleared up.
She will soon be all healed up and ready for adoption. Stay tuned!