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Injured, hot pink puppy found on the street in California

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An injured, hot pink puppy, who was found in Palo Alto, Calif., on Jan. 13, has already found a new home, reported Thursday's ABC 7 News.

The two-month-old Chihuahua puppy, dubbed "Candy," was discovered by a good Samaritan; at the time of her discovery, her injured rear leg left her unable to walk.

Candy was taken to the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA - as soon as her story was shared with the agency's Facebook followers, it went "viral."

On Thursday, the agency stated:

We do not believe her owners are looking for her and suspect she could have been abandoned. She was found with no collar or ID and was not microchipped. X-rays showed a hairline fracture of her rear right leg. Our vet staff have determined that cage rest (not surgery or a cast) is needed at this time and we have been providing that, plus pain medication.

As soon as the agency announced that a permanent home was being sought for Candy, the phones at the shelter went crazy.

Shared on the shelter's Facebook page:

We were overwhelmed by the outpour (sic) of support for and interest in Candy, receiving more than 100 voicemail messages before Candy’s story even aired on all stations. We’ve selected a home for her, a fantastic home.

Along with a reminder that the other dogs at their shelter are in need of a home too - not every dog arrives with hot pink fur, but they are all special.

We also want to take the opportunity to make a case for our 30+ Chihuahuas awaiting adoption at our Center for Compassion in Burlingame. They aren’t two months old puppies dyed pink, but we consider these regular adoptions to be every bit as special as Candy’s adoption. We are extending our current adoption promotion and waiving the adoption fee for all Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes.

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