On a recent day off, the League’s Lt. Alan Borgal paused to listen to a voicemail message between yard work and errands. The message was from a concerned citizen calling about a weak, sickly-looking dog that was seen wandering near Arlington High School. Borgal immediately jumped into his car, picked up League staff member Debby Vogel, and went searching for the poor animal.
The female mixed-breed, now named “Arli’, was obviously hurting when they found her. Prolonged exposure to the elements made her fur sparse and skin raw. To make matters worse, she was completely covered in fleas and red ants.
Although timid, Arli was grateful for the food and water Alan and Debby provided. She is currently being treated for severe dermatitis as well as internal and external parasites at a local animal hospital. When she is well enough, she will move to the League’s Boston shelter to continue her recuperation under the care of our Shelter Medicine and Behavior teams.
We are happy to know that Arli will now get a chance at the life she deserves.