Animal Aid Unlimited received a call on their helpline about a street dog who was suffering from an advanced form of mange.

When the Animal Aid Unlimited team found Pepper the dog, she was hidden beneath a car. They set down some treats to lure Pepper out. The hungry dog immediately crawled towards the treats and came out from underneath the car, her tail wagging. She seemed happy to interact with people. It was as if she knew that they were there to help her. The team loaded her into their vehicle and took her back to their shelter for treatment.

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Her mange was still treatable but if they hadn’t found her when they did, there may not have been anything they could do. They gave her IV fluids and medicine, and twice a week she got a medicated bath. Throughout it all, Pepper was patient.

After four weeks of treatment, Pepper looks like a completely different dog now! Thousands of dogs die from mange in India every year, but thanks to Animal Aid Unlimited, who rushed to Pepper’s rescue and never gave up on her, there’s one special dog who mange couldn’t take.

To help Animal Aid Unlimited save more street dogs like Pepper, please donate.

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