When the puppies were eventually released into foster care, they still needed around-the-clock attention to continue treating their mange.
"Mange is caused by tiny insects called mites," Dr. Danielle Cobiella, a veterinarian with BluePearl Veterinary Clinic, told The Dodo. "Some mites cause scabies, which involves extremely uncomfortable itching that can lead to skin diseases. Scabies makes dogs absolutely miserable. Another type of mite lives in the hair follicles and can also cause itching."
To help the puppies' itchy and tender skin heal, the DDR volunteers also dressed them in baby onesies.