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After Horrible People Abandoned These Puppies, They Got So Sick They Had Lost All Their Fur
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After Horrible People Abandoned These Puppies, They Got So Sick They Had Lost All Their Fur

When Kristina Rinaldi, executive director of Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR), went to collect 6 puppies from the animal control, she was shocked. The neglected puppies were found in an abandoned house in Detroit, Michigan. They were pink and hairless, with painfull sores all over their body. On top of that, they had fever and it seemed like they were burning. “When I say that these puppies were literally on fire, they were on fire,” Rinaldi told The Dodo. “They had high temperatures.”

The reason why the doggies lost their fur was a skin disease called mange. “I’ve seen a lot of mange cases in my dog rescue career, but this was the worst mange I had ever seen,” Rinaldi said.

Rinaldi rushed the puppies to a vet but unfortunately, 2 of them didn’t make it and died while on their way to the clinic. As for the other four… “The veterinarian said, ‘We’re working against the impossible,'” Rinaldi said.

They stayed at the care facility for about 12 weeks getting the right treatment. Meanwhile, staff members dressed them in baby onesies to help their skin heal. Soon they were ready to be adopted into loving forever homes.

More info: Detroit Dog Rescue | Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

When Kristina Rinaldi from Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR), went to collect 6 neglected puppies, she was shocked

Image credits: Detroit Dog Rescue

The doggies were found in an abandoned house in Detroit, Michigan

Image credits: Detroit Dog Rescue

They were pink and hairless, with painful sores all over their body and had a very high fever

Image credits: Detroit Dog Rescue

The reason why the doggies lost their fur was a skin disease called mange

Image credits: Detroit Dog Rescue

“I’ve seen a lot of mange cases in my dog rescue career, but this was the worst mange I had ever seen”

Image credits: Detroit Dog Rescue

“The veterinarian said, ‘We’re working against the impossible'”

Image credits: Detroit Dog Rescue

They stayed at the care facility for about 12 weeks getting the right treatment

Image credits: Detroit Dog Rescue

Meanwhile, staff members dressed them in baby onesies to help their skin heal

Image credits: Beth English

Soon they got their fur back and were ready to be adopted into loving forever homes and to be spoiled and adored

Image credits: Beth English

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Shari H
Community Member
5 years ago

I have adopted abused dogs, and I have adopted dogs that never knew an unhappy day. I find those who were abused are much more loving and gentle, like they know our hearts hurt for their suffering and they are trying to heal us. Some say lucky puppies for being rescued; I say lucky families for rescuing each other.

Ildiko S.
Community Member
5 years ago

My experience is absolutely balanced. 2 rescued - 1 super grateful, 1 little devil. 2 from loving homes -1 the most loving ever, 1 cocky lil b*astard (I love him though:P)

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Beth
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5 years ago

Sometimes it's so frickin depressing to be human. We suck as a species.

Jaclyn
Community Member
5 years ago

On one hand you're right, but you can't forget the kind people who helped these dogs. In life there is always good and bad and lucky for these pups good people stepped in to help. I'd like to think there are more good people than bad.

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Louise Chiffonade Brescia
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5 years ago

People who commit this crime make me want to beat them with a bat.

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Shari H
Community Member
5 years ago

I have adopted abused dogs, and I have adopted dogs that never knew an unhappy day. I find those who were abused are much more loving and gentle, like they know our hearts hurt for their suffering and they are trying to heal us. Some say lucky puppies for being rescued; I say lucky families for rescuing each other.

Ildiko S.
Community Member
5 years ago

My experience is absolutely balanced. 2 rescued - 1 super grateful, 1 little devil. 2 from loving homes -1 the most loving ever, 1 cocky lil b*astard (I love him though:P)

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Beth
Community Member
5 years ago

Sometimes it's so frickin depressing to be human. We suck as a species.

Jaclyn
Community Member
5 years ago

On one hand you're right, but you can't forget the kind people who helped these dogs. In life there is always good and bad and lucky for these pups good people stepped in to help. I'd like to think there are more good people than bad.

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Louise Chiffonade Brescia
Community Member
5 years ago

People who commit this crime make me want to beat them with a bat.

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