In October 2019, a chihuahua in a terrible condition arrived at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in Arizona. The female pooch suffered from Demodex mange. The state is comparable to that of an Egyptian mummy due to skin decomposition. Add to the burden was that the pooch was so thin and did not look in good shape.
The dog’s condition resulted in her being tagged as at risk for people, thereby should be euthanized. However, when a group of kind people heard of this, they immediately rescued the pooch and brought it to the animal shelter.
Caitlin Beall headed the Sky Sanctuary Rescue and was the first one to respond to the needs of the dog. Upon seeing the pooch, Caitlin pitied the pooch. But more than the pity, Caitlin understood that she and her group need to do something. They eventually named the pooch Blondie.
According to Caitlin, when they rescued the pooch, Blondie was in terrible condition. This, however, did not dampen her spirit as she was determined to give it a try in saving the pooch. At first, Blondie was aloof with the rescuer. Caitlin understood this because she knows that the pooch underwent severe trauma at the hands of people.
Soon enough, Blondie was able to regain her trust in humans. The dog likewise slowly gained weight as Caitlin’s group fed her food and gave her vitamins. It was a long process, but Caitlin and her team showed perseverance because they know Blondie would survive.
After five months under their care, Blondie’s hair started to grow. As a result of this, the dog’s confidence began to manifest. She became friendly towards other dogs in the animal shelter as well as to other volunteers. This made Caitlin very pleased. Caitlin said this is just the beginning of a good life for the pooch.
Credits to Animal Aid India.