Mange is a horrible problem for animals around the world and while i have not been everywhere in the world I do know that the insects thrive in hot and humid environments such as Krabi and is a very common problem with animals that are not looked after. While the rest of this poor doggo's body was infected as well, it was his face that was the worst off.
The first picture doesn't properly showcase exactly how horrible his situation is but I chose it because i didn't want the preview image to be too shocking for some people. Since you are already here, this next image shows how bad mange can become on an animal that is not treated for the problem.
Since we are completely out of Bravecto and also funding, there isn't a whole lot that we can do for this poor little pup, but we did give him a medicated bath and then keep an eye on his location to check on his progress. He is definitely going to the top of the list for treatment once we can get another supply of the broad-spectrum anti-parasite medication that has worked wonders for so many of the homeless animals in our region already.
One of the things that really amazes me about these street dogs that have been neglected at best or abused at worst, is that despite this horrible upbringing (or complete lack thereof) they tend to be very approachable and open to being touched and handled. This little fella even had a tail wag here and there and it breaks my heart a little bit that the people who see this animal on a daily basis will just not do anything to help him even though it is extremely evident that he desperately needs help.
The problem with mange is that it makes a dog (or cat or any other animal with fur) extremely itchy and they simply cannot control the urge to scratch and scratch and scratch even once they have broken the skin to the point of bleeding, which simply attracts more parasites such as ticks.
For now our plan is to keep an eye on his location and continue to give him medicated baths until we have the necessary materials to do more for him. We were also unable to locate his pack, if he even has one.
I'm afraid that is the best we can do for now. Hopefully one of our fundraisers will go well and the locals can be convinced to help us out financially so that we can continue our goal of relieving the suffering of the stray animal population in Krabi as much as possible.
If you can't support us, please have a look around your local area and see if there is an animal rescue that you can volunteer at, donate to, or perhaps even adopt from.
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