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General Dog Talk,  Rescue

Puppy or Piglet? Little Baby “Piglet-Pup” Needs a Home

This 7 week old pup waits in the exam area at Harris County Animal Shelter, his little eyes following everyone that walks by.

OMG! Such a cute little pitbull puppy! Or piglet?

He’s lost much of his hair to sarcoptic mange, also known as scabies. With his pink skin and nose, he looks more like a little piglet than a puppy.

He has a networking video with Urgent Shelter Pets Houston. Their write-up is in Piglet’s “voice”:

The lady called me Piglet. But I am not piglet, I am pupper! An itchy pupper with no hair but I have a waggy tail and like when I get pets and food. 

Scabies is easily treated. But until this baby has been treated, his skin condition is contagious to both people and animals.

Taking care of him is simple. Wear long sleeves and gloves, and wash your hands after you give him scritch scratches (like this volunteer did.) Within 2 weeks of treatment, he will no longer be contagious.

❤️2/16/20 SAFE! Is it a dog or a Piglet?? A550316

❤️2/16/20 SAFE! PIGLET is safe and out of the shelter with Fuzzy Texan Animal Rescue! Thanks TEAM for working so hard to save him! Please be so kind to mention "FOR PIGLET" when honoring pledges to:http://paypal.me/Rachellienemann❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️The lady called me Piglet. But I am not piglet, I am pupper! An itchy pupper with no hair but I have a waggy tail and like when I get pets and food. Piglet has a rescue group interested in him, but pledges needed to help afford the cost for his care. Here's what we know about Piglet?7 week old male?4 lbs?Pledges needed for skin treatmentPiglet #A550316 http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=HRRS.A5503162/13?Are you able to foster? Ask us how YOU can ???? ? ???? ?????! Please message?? us directly or type??below ❝? ???? ??????❞?Take a moment to watch this video and give it a ❤️?to help increase the newsfeed priority. The more people engaging with this post the more newsfeeds the video will appear in. ✸?????? ???? ??????? ?? ????/?????? ??? ????. ★★??? ???-Set Notifications to ??? ????? & never miss a NEW POST from us again.?You can Raise awareness by spreading the word to various Groups, seek out fellow pet lovers in other interest groups you belong to, ask your company or coworkers to get involved by sponsoring a dog in need.?Pledge?to help a rescue group afford the cost of saving an animal

Posted by Urgent Shelter Pets Houston on Saturday, February 15, 2020

Piglet is on his way to happier days. He left the shelter on 2/16 with Fuzzy Texas Animal Rescue.

Want to help Piglet in his recovery? Donations for his care can be made directly to the Kyle Animal Hospital (via phone 512-268-5003) under the Fuzzy Texan Animal Rescue account. Or donate via Venmo to FuzzyTexan.

Houston Dog Mom is a Houston-based dog lover and shelter volunteer. Doggos "Doug" and "Tammy" also help out with the writing.