(Bay City News)
An injured Chihuahua with dyed pink fur who was found in East Palo Alto last week has found a new home following an outpouring of support today, according to the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA.
The roughly 2-month-old female dog, which the staff has named “Candy,” was rescued by a good Samaritan who found her lying in the street with a broken leg around 5 p.m. on Jan. 13, according to humane society spokesman Scott Delucchi.
The dog suffered a hairline fracture to her right rear tibia and is receiving pain medication and resting at the PHS/SPCA facility in San Mateo until she recuperates. No one has come forward as her owner as of today.
After the humane society went public with her story today, officials received more than 100 voice mail messages expressing interest, Delucchi said.
Delucchi said officials have not been able to return all the calls but hope that people will be pleased to hear that Candy has found a “wonderful, permanent home.”
“We also want to take the opportunity to make a case for our 30+ Chihuahuas awaiting adoption at our Center for Compassion in Burlingame,” Delucchi said.
“These aren’t two-month-old, dyed pink puppies, but we consider these “regular” adoptions to be ever bit as special as Candy’s adoption,” Delucchi added.
The humane society is extending its current adoption promotion and waiving the adoption fee for all Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes in its care, Delucchi said.
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