he veterinary team at North Shore Animal League America has treated animals with serious illnesses and injuries of all kinds, but when they first saw JJ, they were shocked—and saddened.
Upon rescue of this young, gentle Pit Bull mix from a high-kill shelter, it was clear from his raw, red skin that JJ had been horribly neglected.
J suffers from a horrific and painful condition called Demodex mange, which had been left untreated for many months. In JJ’s case, this condition led to hair loss, inflamed and infected skin, and bloody lesions.
Many cases of Demodex can be resolved with little treatment, but JJ’s case is so advanced that he will require extensive and possibly lifelong medical care.
With proper care, JJ’s condition will improve dramatically. And, with his sweet disposition, he is sure to find a loving, permanent home.
Sadly, had the Animal League not rescued him, it is likely that JJ would have been euthanized due to the extent of his medical condition.
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