Blondie the Chihuahua mix was a sick, shivering mess when she was discovered by the workers of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, writes ilovemydogsomuch

She barely looked like a dog due to her hairless skin filled with hardened scabs, which gave her a “mummified” appearance. Blondie visibly had no fight left in her, so she was placed high up on the “at-risk” euthanasia list.

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When the staff at Sky Sanctuary Rescue stumbled upon Blondie’s picture, their hearts sank. They knew this poor girl had never experienced love or care in her miserable life, and they badly wanted to give her a fair chance to heal herself. But as they went to rescue her the next morning, they finally realized why euthanizing this poor girl seemed like a far more merciful option.

Blondie had demodex mites crawling under her decaying skin, which was the source of an awful stench. Her teeth were protruding and every bone on her body was visible on her pain-stricken body. To add to her woes, she was diagnosed with keratoconjunctivitis sicca, a nasty eye condition that caused central corneal opacities.

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The rescuers were scared Blondie would succumb to her condition soon, but they decided to stand by her and provide her with the required treatment regime. It was also found that she had an autoimmune disease called Vasculitis that further compromised her recovery. Eventually, Caitlin Beall, the cofounder of the rescue, volunteered to be Blondie’s foster mom, and began caring for her 24/7.

The initial few days were really excruciating for Caitlin as Blondie was very cautious around humans. But as the little pooch started feeling better, she surprised her foster mom by climbing on her lap and showering her with cuddles! After that, there was no looking back for Blondie. She became the darling of her foster siblings and blossomed into a gorgeous little warrior!

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This video documents Blondie’s soul-stirring recovery journey. It certainly was a mentally and physically draining experience for everyone involved, but all her little victories are miracles in their own way. The funny thing is, Blondie was named so because her rescuers assumed she would have blonde fur. But look at this brunette queen now!

This video documents Blondie’s soul-stirring recovery journey. It certainly was a mentally and physically draining experience for everyone involved, but all her little victories are miracles in their own way. The funny thing is, Blondie was named so because her rescuers assumed she would have blonde fur. But look at this brunette queen now!

Source: ilovemydogsomuch.tv

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