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Infested with ticks young dog cries out for help at Calif. high kill shelter

UPDATE: Carmen is safe. She has been rescued by the Heigl Foundation. Many thanks to everyone who has shared Carmen's story and helped bring awareness to the plight of so many homeless dogs and cats in this world. Sharing saves lives.

Please help to save Carmen; she is just terrified and begging to be helped.
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Carmen is a one-year-old pit bull mix at the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter whose cries can be heard from far away. At this time, the brindle and white pooch is being housed in Isolation Kennel 10. A volunteer who visited with the terrified young dog on Saturday states:

"I came closer and started talking to her, and she cried more and louder. When I was doing the video, I saw she has many ticks. Unfortunately what my eyes saw, you can't see through the video. It is dark in the isolation kennel; plus the ticks are under her belly. Then I saw more ticks on her right ear. Lots of ticks! I did a search online and tried to attached to the collage something similar with what I saw today. What I saw is worse. These nasty ticks are eating her alive."

Carmen's pleas for help are utterly heartbreaking. Please watch her video.

The shelter stated that Carmen has been sprayed for the ticks, but that task is usually one done by picking them off one by one. Unfortunately, rules and regulations preclude almost every volunteer from even touching the dogs.

Follow Carmen's thread on Facebook by clicking here as volunteers and animal lovers pledge funds to help a qualified rescue provide her with the future she deserves.

Please share Carmen's story with your friends, family and coworkers. Sharing saves lives. It only takes a few moments to forward this article onto a Facebook friend or someone at work. The message only needs to find that one special person or organization who can help this dog.

For more information about this animal, call:
San Bernardino City Animal Control located at 333 Chandler Place in San Bernardino, Calif. Please call 909.384.1304
Ask for information about animal ID number A468942

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Click here for Carmen's PetHarbor listing. If making inquiries about this dog, please refer to A468942.

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