This video shows the rescue of a street dog suffering from severe mange. Mange is a highly contagious skin disease found in dogs, caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite. These mites will burrow through the skin causing intense itching and irritation.
When the rescuers found him, he was curled up in a ball lying on the side of a road and appeared to have given up on life. They decided to catch the dog with a net because they couldn’t risk him running away and going another day without treatment. During his first day at the rescue shelter, he looked very weak and withdrawn but the volunteers continued to treat him lovingly and show him that they were there for him.
On the tenth day from the rescue, the dog’s skin was completely healed and you can already see patches of fur starting to grow. After two months of intensive treatment, he seems to be a completely different dog… it’s a wonderful transformation.