August 15, 2012: First, we’d like to thank everyone on Facebook, Twitter and our blog for following Arli’s story. She is now recuperating at our Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center where our veterinary team is treating a number of conditions including severe dermatitis and mild dental disease, and she is being monitored for a urinary tract infection and bladder stones. We are also carefully screening her for potential eye problems and autoimmune disease.
She is receiving antibiotics and is being gently bathed with special therapeutic shampoo to soothe her painful, itchy skin. Yet, she eagerly awaits treats from passersby when she visits League staff member Debby Vogel’s office. Despite being a little itchy and sore, she is slowly finding her confidence and will happily get nose-to-nose with visitors who bend down to greet her. Some even receive a kiss on the face. Please check back for updates on her progress.