Covered in thousands of tiny ticks, petrified dog shakes in the corner


In Colorado Springs, a young dog now named Manda was brought to the National Mill Dog Rescue over the weekend. Staff members noticed thousands of little bugs – they turned out to be baby ticks and had been crawling all over the dog and her kennel. She was quickly moved out of the kennel and cleaned.

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Sweet Manda

**VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED**This is hard to see, and not for the squeamish. This sweet girl is Manda. She came in on our rescue Saturday night. Sunday evening, our staff noticed thousands of little bugs…baby ticks, as it turned out, crawling all over Manda and her kennel. She was quickly removed and her kennel cleaned. As Manda was inspected, it was discovered that she was covered in these blood-sucking bugs. Apparently, there was some type of hatching situation since she arrive at the kennel. She is already receiving treatment, and we are working to make sure this doesn’t spread to our other dogs. We hope to get her feeling better, both physically and emotionally sooner rather than later. We never know what sorts of things our dogs will arrive with. This one was certainly a surprise. We have started medical intake today, so we will start discovering the needs of our new residents. Please consider a donation to our Healing Hearts fund to help us care for the medical needs if our new dogs. We can’t wait to see them all happy, healthy, and homed! http://weblink.donorperfect.com/NMDRHealing

Posted by National Mill Dog Rescue on Sunday, July 19, 2020

As can be seen, Manda was covered in the blood-sucking bugs which must have had a hatching situation since she arrived.

“We never know what sorts of things our dogs will arrive with. This one was certainly a surprise. We have started medical intake today, so we will start discovering the needs of our new residents,” the organization wrote on their Facebook page.

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Manda Update

UPDATE: We’d like to give you an update on Manda, our poor Husky girl who was covered in baby ticks on Sunday. She was treated, and fortunately is parasite free. She still must go through our typical medical intake. As you can see, she is extremely nervous and unsure of her current situation. She will most certainly begin work with our rehab team once she is checked more thoroughly medically very soon. This is hard to watch, but just know that she will come around and find her confidence, happiness, and wag. Hang in there, Manda. The best is yet to come!

Posted by National Mill Dog Rescue on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Manda has since been treated and is now parasite free. As can be seen in the above video, this poor girl is so seared and unsure of what is happening to her. Staff members are there to quietly help her cope. While this may be hard to watch, the rescue admits, we are all being assured she will “come around and find her confidence, happiness and wag.”

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