Last Updated on March 29, 2023 by Pets Feed
Mikita is a hairless dog who lived on the streets, specifically on a reservation in South Dakota, USA, when a Lightshine Canine rescuer first saw her, her situation was concerning as her skin was too red as if it was meat, she was too hungry and could barely move.
At that point, the man who saved her couldn’t even describe what kind of dog Mikita was because she was missing a lot of hair. A Happy Tails Rescue volunteer decided to provide the dog with a foster home and began treating her mange.
Gradually, strands of gray and white hair began to come out around her body and, although she was still a long way off, they noticed that it was a Husky dog.
A hairless dog gets very fluffy
Jessi Sova had been looking for a mate for her rescued Husky for several days when she learned about Mikita’s story. While surfing the internet, Jessi came across a Facebook post that recounted Mikita’s situation and knew she needed to get to know her right away.
Jessi told The Dodo:
I received my approved adoption application and made an appointment. She was so tiny and just the sweetest of little things. My son came with me to meet her and we both fell in love.
The dog’s luck seemed to change, as the woman decided to adopt him and give him a forever home, but she still had a challenge ahead. As Mikita slowly recovered, Jessi realized that something was wrong with the puppy’s back as she wasn’t moving well.
Also, whenever she wanted to play or it was time to go to bed, these were very painful events for Mikita and her expression on her face showed it.
It was like having a little baby at home, as Jessi would wake up several times a night to find out what she needed.
One night I woke up to her screaming and I couldn’t keep her hind legs under her to stand up. A friend took us both to the emergency vet.
After undergoing several medical tests, Mikita was diagnosed with dysenpondylitis, a rare infection that directly affects the vertebrae of animals. The dog started to receive antibiotic treatment and from that moment nothing could stop her from becoming a happy animal.
He was constantly looking to have fun and play with his family as it should be, plus his beautiful gray and white fur continued to grow very fast.
[Going to the] emergency vet was really his starting point.
Although it took him a while to gain strength and endurance, his back no longer bends too much and he moves much better.
Her fur is getting longer every day, but Jessi says she hasn’t fully grown yet, so she’ll be fluffier.
The woman feels lucky to have Mikita in her life and of course the dog is happy to know how much she is loved.
After having been a homeless dog with an uncertain fate, thanks to her rescuers Mikita will be able to enjoy the life she so deserved to have.
Images: Jessi Sova
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