Puppy Suffering From Severe Mange and Deep Lacerations to Head & Neck Needs Your Help

Meet Seraphim.

The three-month-old pit bull puppy has endured a great deal of suffering in her short life and has never experienced love – but that is all about to change.

She was found by a group of concerned citizens in Kentucky missing all of her fur and with deep cuts on her head and neck. They wrapped her in a warm blanket and rushed her to the nearest veterinary clinic. Kentucky Humane Society took over her emergency medical care from there.

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The shelter told us, “Seraphim is suffering from demodectic mange, internal parasites, flea infestations, poor nutrition, and deep lacerations to her head and neck that were infected. The demodectic mange has caused significant hair loss, skin scaling, thickening of the skin, secondary infections and itchiness.”

Her wounds were cleaned and sutured, and she was immediately started on pain medication.

Even through all the pain, she never lost faith in humans. She is described by her caretakers as a sweet, trusting, and loving puppy. Her name, which means “angelic being”, is very fitting.

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“Seraphim has been angelic with our staff, seeking affection anywhere she can find it,” wrote the shelter.

She has her whole life ahead of her and it will be filled with love and happiness.

It will take months for her body to recover and to get the mange under control. “Our shelter veterinarian is overseeing Seraphim’s treatment plan, which includes miticidal treatment, medicated baths, good nutrition, antibiotics and follow-up examinations.”

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This will be a long and expensive journey, so the shelter reached out to Greater Good Charities’ Emergency Animal Medical fund for help. The fund provides grants to shelters and rescues to cover the costs of emergency surgeries and medical care, giving dogs and cats a second chance.

A loving foster home has taken Seraphim in and is showing her all the good things in life. She will be looking for a forever home once she has fully recovered.

Photo: Kentucky Humane Society

Pets receiving critical care facilitated by an Emergency Animal Medical grant may not be eligible for adoption until they have completed their course of treatment. If you would like to inquire about adoption of a specific animal, we strongly encourage you to visit the shelter’s specific website first as that is often the most up to date place to learn about available pets and review the adoption policies and process. Follow Kentucky Humane Society on Facebook for more updates and to see when Seraphim is up for adoption.

Help us meet our goal of $1,500 to heal Seraphim’s injuries. Your support will not only give her the hope to keep fighting, but your donations will help cover the ongoing care she will need.

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