Carla, sick puppy Libre’s mother, in foster care and up for adoption soon

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – The Lancaster County SPCA says Carla, Libre’s mother, is now in foster care and will eventually be up for adoption.

The SPCA sent ABC27 News a picture of Carla and her foster mom, Amanda Perry, who works at the shelter.

They say Carla will stay in foster care until her demodectic mange is cleared up. She’ll then go back to the SPCA and be up for adoption. Anyone who is interested in adopting Carla should fill out an adoption form with the Lancaster County SPCA.

A breeder in Quarryville surrendered Carla to the SPCA earlier this month due to her mange. Her son, Libre, has been undergoing treatment at the Dillsburg Veterinary Center and is expected to go home with Speranza Animal Rescue Founder Janine Guido in a week. Guido is adopting the four-month-old Boston Terrier.

Jennifer Ericson, public relations officer with the Lancaster County SPCA, sent ABC27 News the following statement:

“Carla, the Boston terrier mother of the puppy named Libre who has a severe case of demodectic mange, is in the care of the Lancaster County SPCA and undergoing treatment for a mild case of demodectic mange. Carla is recovering nicely yet at the slow pace typical of this skin disorder.

On July 6 and 8, as part of her investigation into possible accounts of animal neglect and cruelty, Susan Martin, LCSPCA’s executive director and only humane society police officer, made two visits to the farm in Quarryville where Libre had been discovered.

Upon her first visit, she met with the farmer and closely examined both of his other dogs, Carla and Libre’s sire. At that time, neither dog showed signs of mange or any other illness. They were both in clean kennels with shelter, food, and water.

However on her second visit, just two days later, Martin noticed a new, small patch of demodectic mange on Carla and pointed it out to the farmer. He immediately asked Martin if LCSPCA would like to have Carla. Martin brought her back to the shelter, were the shelter’s veterinarian examined her and started her on a treatment program.

Carla spent 10 days at LCSPCA before being placed in a temporary foster home on July 19. She is continuing her treatments and responding well to being in a home environment.She is a sweet, loveable dog and getting along well with the two other dogs in the foster home. When she is fully recovered from demodectic mange, Carla will be returned to LCSPCA and be made available for adoption.”

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