Alba's old body shows horrible neglect and her skin has been destroyed.
This is one of the stories that really hit hard. As a proud dad of two senior pets I cannot believe someone would let this happen. Alba was found by a resident in South Texas and taken to the city shelter. We all know an animal like this would be euthanized because of her high medical needs.
Our rescue partners Dallas Dog RRR dispatched a volunteer to the shelter to immediately transport Alba to their emergency vets. Alba means New Life and we believe it's the perfect name for this very special senior girl.
We do not know what happened to her but this type of neglect takes months if not more. Here is what we do know. Doctors say she is very sweet despite her condition. She's learning not all humans want to hurt her.
Her nails are so long they are starting to curl back on each other. Her skin is completely destroyed. She is almost completely hairless, other than this cute tuft of hair at the top of her head. She has scabies and was given an ivermectin shot which will be repeated in 14 days. She has a laundry list of medical problems but EVERY animal no matter how old, deserves to be loved and pain free. Will you help us?
UPDATE: The doctor caring for Alba is being very gentle on this fragile senior. Her test results shows she has been neglected for longer than rescuers expected. She will need time to recovery from her skin infections but may never have all her hair again. She is Bow Legged but that is something she will always live with. Alba is very brave and showing us all why we need to save senior dogs like her. Please continue to help her.
We have created the Alba Matters campaign to help raise funds to cover her emergency and long term care! Rescuers have already spent almost $1,000 saving her with more bills piling up. Please consider getting an Alba Matters product to help me raise donations!
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