Luckily, Ethel’s mange is no longer contagious, but she is still recovering, and receives daily medicated baths and antibiotics to ward off infection. With the help of Compassion Without Borders (CWB), which Gunn regularly volunteers with, Ethel will be getting all the veterinary care she needs to live a healthy life.
“I was absolutely overwhelmed with how adorable she was,” Christi Camblor, veterinarian and executive director of CWB, told The Dodo. “She was clearly in poor shape, but her tail never stops wagging … We’re trying to get her in a better place of physical health first and do what we can to preserve some vision. Then the next step will be full X-rays of the leg, and dentals.”