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Dog Covered In Motor Oil Abandoned At SAHS

We are thrilled to announce that Diego is doing well and has found a foster home.  If you would like to help Diego, any monetary donation would be much appreciated. Please visit our donation page and choose Michaels Medical Rescue Fund/Vet Services under the Program Area and say it's for Diego in the comments field. Thank you in advance for your support!

DiegoOn Friday, August 15, a kindhearted 2 ½ year old Airedale Terrier and Rottweiler mix was found tied to a pole in front of the San Antonio Humane Society. As our staff inched closer to this helpless boy, they noticed that he was completely covered in motor oil. When greeted, Diego, stood right up with his tail wagging and was ready to enter the SAHS. He immediately went into spa mode, receiving numerous baths to remove the motor oil that was drenched all over his coat and skin.

It was then our staff realized that Diego had Sarcoptic Mange. This occurs when mites burrow under the skin and cause excessive itching and scratching, which leads to, in Diego’s case, massive amounts of hair loss. While this type of mange is contagious, it is easy to treat when done properly. A common misconception is that dogs who have Sarcoptic Mange can be treated with the use of motor oil, therefore our assumption is that whomever was caring for Diego, thought that this would help him.

Through our amazing foster care program, we are able to treat and save thousands of adoptable pets every year and Diego is a perfect example of an animal in desperate need of a foster home. We are looking for an understanding and patient foster family to care for Diego until he is completely healed and ready for adoption. He absolutely loves people and just needs some time and tender loving care!

As an SAHS foster, one will receive everything needed to care for the foster pet/s, including bedding, blankets, toys, food, litter, medications, etc. As mentioned previously, Diego’s Sarcoptic Mange will be easy to treat and all of his necessary medications will be provided. He will need to visit the SAHS every two weeks for a checkup and we will inform the foster family of any and all necessary instructions involved in caring for him. We are certain that fostering Diego will be a fun and rewarding experience, as he loves everyone he meets.

We have a foster for Diego, but if you would like to help others like him by fostering please visit or call (210) 226-7461 ext. 120 to speak to our Foster Care Supervisor.

Adopt Dill!
Don't leave Dill in a pickle! He is ready to find a home and a family of his very own. Dill is a special oldie but goodie senior pet at 7 years old. He is a Rough Collie and Labrador Retriever mix and is a very good-looking boy. Dill is also very sweet and mellow and enjoys receiving lots of attention and dog treats. Dill loves to play fetch and run around outside with his favorite human pals. You may notice that when you see Dill in his kennel he seems a little bit shy, but give him some quality time and take him out for a walk or to play a little bit and you will see his true colors. Dill is also a very special boy because he gets nervous easily. When this sweet guy gets a little anxious he tends to turn around and around in circles until he feels at ease again. Dill is looking for owners that will give him a lot of time to adjust and become comfortable in his forever home. He is sure to make a wonderful addition to any loving home! Are you looking for an older pet? Then Dill is the whole package for you! Adopt him at the SAHS today! Please remember to spay/neuter your pets to help ensure every dog and cat born has a home waiting for them. San Antonio Humane Society, Connecting Friends for Life.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:10

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