Jake was the name the Manhattan Shelter of Animal Care and Control gave this little three year old Yorkie boy on Sunday 6/13 when he arrived as a stray, picked up on 207th Street outside Inwood Park in Manhattan. Veterinarians at the ACC did a skin scrape, and Jake tested posted for Demodex mange, while blood and puss oozed from the wounds. An urgent plea was sent out, as Jake's health was deteriorating.
Four Paws Sake has taken him into rescue - Jake is in a lot of pain, as you will see in his photos - he was transferred immediately to Lefferts Animal Clinic and he is undergoing extensive care. Yesterday, Jake was given a 1 hour bath in warm water to help clean any residue, chemicals or whatever may be laying on Jake's coat.
Specialists at Lefferts Animal Clinic believe that Jake may have been burned with a harsh chemical - as his skin is peeling from his little 10lb body. Jake is on antibiotics to help fight infection, ivermectin for the mange, and a topical ointment is applied to his skin; in addition poor Jake is on pain killers.
I spent sometime with him tonite, I wanted so badly to hug him tight and pet him, but he shivered in pain. I whispered to him tonite, and promised him he will be ok, and made my oath to little Jake, that once he is on his way to recovery, and healed up, that I will find him the perfect forever home, free from pain, and smothered with nothing but kisses and a soft touch.
Jake will be spending at least 2 weeks at the vet and then he will be moved to a foster home where he will be allowed to heal and recuperate.
Please keep Jake in your prayers as the next few days he will need all the support he can get.
Your friend in Rescue,
Four Paws Sake, NYC