Around noon today, The Community Pet Project received a call stating that there was a stray dog in an Easley community that is eaten up with mange. Janet and Deb, members of TCPP, took off over there to pick her up to get her immediate medical attention.
TCPP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit created to help sick, injured, matted, and hungry pets in the Upstate - no matter the breed or species.
Much to their surprise, this is who they found - a little female Cocker Spaniel puppy, whom a resident had in her home waiting for our arrival.
The only thing that they learned from this resident was the dog had been named Sunshine and that she had been on the premises for two months. This poor pup is covered in sores and scabs from mange and very sickly.
TCPP took Sunshine straight to Hillcrest Animal Hospital, where her medical condition was assessed by Dr. Stephenson. From her, they learned that Sunshine is approximately 5 months old, 10 lbs., and has Demodex mange. And, more than likely, she is full of worms. Lab work and blood work will tell more.
One more thing is for sure though, this group who is always there to help pets in upstate South Carolina now need the community's help to treat Sunshine. She is now the property of The Community Pet Project.
Sunshine was taken to Hillcrest Animal Hospital located at 1211 E. Georgia Rd. in Simpsonville (Phone: (864) 967-7387). As treatment, Sunshine will receive multiple medicated baths, antibiotics, pain meds, nausea medicine, worming, blood & lab work and shots.
Sunshine will eventually be spayed and groomed. Then TCPP will help in finding this sweet girl a forever home.
So, please, if you will, help The Community Pet Project on her new path to a forever family. Donations can be called or mailed directly to Hillcrest or made to The Community Pet Project via any of the below means. Just know, however you decide to give, it is greatly appreciated.
https://www.facebook.com/TheCommunityPetProject/app_117708921611213 - Donations accepted online.
https://www.facebook.com/TheCommunityPetProject/app_117708921611213?ref=ts - Donations accepted via mobile.
Or donations can be mailed to:
The Community Pet Project
26 Halehaven Dr.
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Since they're a 501c3, deductions are tax deductible.
Be sure to share Sunshine with your friends. Social media is an excellent fundraising tool, and has saved many lives simply by sharing an animal in need with others.
You can follow Sunshine on the TCPP Facebook page.