The Arizona Humane Society rescued an unrecognizable German Shepherd back in February. The seven-year-old doggy had been through such horrendous conditions that the rescue team were not able to identify her breed.
Along with the German Shepherd, they saved 30 other animals as well. However, the German Shepherd was in the worst condition out of all of them. AHS named the poor dog Baby Yoda!
Arizona Humane Society’s Field Operations Manager, Tracey Miller said, “You couldn’t even tell what she was when we picked her up. It was just one big pile of wrinkles. You couldn’t even tell she was a dog, let alone what breed she was. Now she is so soft!”
Baby Yoda was taken to the AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital for treatment. According to them, “She was almost completely hairless, covered in scabs, and could not comfortably settle down without scratching her irritated skin until it bled. She also needed a great deal of dental work. Despite the extreme pain she was living in prior to her arrival at AHS, she maintained the sweetest personality throughout her entire recovery.”
Dr. Melissa Thompson, Vice President of Medical Operations, mentioned that “This isn’t something that happens overnight, this happens over a long period of time. So, this poor dog has just been miserable, itching from having these little parasites live all over her.”
Baby was treated for demodectic mange and skin mites as well. The entire process took about 6 months, but the dog took it like a champ. She still has a lot of medical needs that need to be fulfilled. But Baby has gone through an incredible transformation over time. She went from a wrinkly, unrecognizable German Shepherd, to a healthy-looking dog!
The Arizona Humane Society treats thousands of injured and abused animals. If you want to adopt Baby Yoda, fill out this survey.