The owners surrendered the animals into the rescue workers’ care, and the dogs were removed from the property. While some were healthy enough to be put up for adoption the very next day, the little terrier, whom shelter workers named Abigail, needed a lot of help.
The young dog had lost all her hair due to demodex mange, a condition where tiny mites burrow into the skin, causing severe irritation. Abigail was constantly scratching herself, creating scabs all over her body.
When Amanda Harris, the marketing manager for the Atlanta Humane Society, saw the naked little dog for the first time, she knew what she had to do.
“She saw her and was like, ‘I need to foster this dog,’” Hill said. “‘She’s adorable, I love her.’”