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Help JJ Heal from Neglect

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UPDATE: September 2012

JJ has been adopted! JJ came in with one of the worst cases of demodex manage and neglect seen by our vet staff. It's been a few months since his treatment and now he is unrecognizable! His velvety cocoa colored coat has grown back and JJ is in high spirits as he looks forward to many games of tug-o-war and fetch with his new family.

UPDATE: August 2012

JJ has healed and is now available for adoption at our Port Washington shelter. Thank you to everyone who supported JJ!

UPDATE: July 2012

JJ still has a long way to go, but he is feeling a lot better. He is enjoying long walks around the campus, receiving lots of attention from our vet techs and playing with his new toys. The days of neglect are behind JJ and he is looking towards a happier, healthier tomorrow. JJ will be up for adoption soon.


JJ's Story

The 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.

JJ 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.

Will you help?

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.

Your support of the Help Me Heal Program helps animals like JJ get the care they desperately need. Please donate today.


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