Conquering Disease: Meet the Little Dog with a Community of Supporters

Eureka, Ca., (KIEM)- When Arlo was just a few weeks old he was abandoned on the side of the road. Suffering from an auto-immune disease called Puppy Strangles and a secondary bacterial infection, the odds were stacked against him.

Puppy strangles, or juvenile cellulitis only affects puppies between three weeks and four months of age. It attacks skin cells. Puppy strangles causes oozing, swelling, pain. Likely inherited, the absolute cause has not been determined.

For Arlo medical care was going to be expensive. He came into the care of LeAnn Mozeak with the Humboldt Spay Neuter Network. There he would begin his recovery with the financial support of Humboldt County Animal Lovers.

Now, he’s looking for a forever home. He’s a social and sweet puppy, gentle taking treats and excellent with cats. He’s been around children and chickens. Arlo would be best suited for someone who has puppy experience (his steroid regimen makes potty training challenging) with a clean home. For now he can’t play outside, and needs to be carried when he’s not in the house.

If you’re interested in adopting Arlo contact the Humboldt Spay Neuter Network.