Animal Friends of the Valley is an animal shelter in Wildomar, California. There, they have a night drop – a place where people can anonymously and safely leave their pets if they do not wish to face the shelter staff when they relinquish their pets.
It might be unfortunate, but the presence of night drop kennels is thought to reduce the number of animals abandoned on the side of the road or in vacant lots.
Most of the time the pets found in the night drop are sweet but not surprising. On February 13th, however, a shelter worker was shocked to see a pink dog inside.
Although they jokingly called her the Pink Dalmatian, this pup, along with her brother, is actually a Boxer. Her skin is pink and irritated because of a treatable infection. Asia and her brother Artie, as they’re now called, are suffering from demodex mange. The poor pups were confused and very uncomfortable, as mange can cause severe itching and pain. Jennifer Glove, a veterinary technician for the shelter, said the two dogs were confused but friendly.
Thankfully, Asia and Artie were taken in by Last Chance at Life, an all breed rescue group based in San Diego County. There, the two pups are responding very well to treatment. The staff at LCAL is happy to report that although they were unsettled to arrive at a new place again at first, they have warmed up to everyone there and are very friendly. They will be available for adoption soon and have some people already looking to offer them loving, forever homes.