A construction worker found a tiny two-three month old puppy in desperate need of help, wandering around the work area. He scooped her up during his lunch break and brought her to Chicago Animal Care and Control shelter.
Volunteers from One Tail At A Time, a dog rescue in Chicago, then transported her to the emergency vet, where they were able to exam her more closely.
The poor pup, now named Parmesan Crisp, had a very bad skin infection and extremely swollen paws. Her skin was bright red, raw and enflamed in multiple areas. Her areas were also in bad shape, and she was very lethargic.
She was later diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called juvenile cellulitis (also known as puppy strangles). She is now being treated with medication, eating good food, and getting lots of rest.
Heather Owen, cofounder of the rescue, said all of things combined should hopefully help the disorder fade on its own and her skin heal over time.
Parmesan is now living with a foster, and while she still doesn’t feel well, she is finally starting to show her feisty personality.
It’s unknown how Parmesan ended up on the streets; she may have been born as a stray, or she may have been dumped there by a heartless monster. But what matters most is that she is now safe and on the road to recovery!
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