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Pink ‘mystery’ puppy finds home
January 24, 2014, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Candy was found lying on a Palo Alto street unable to use her back right leg around on Jan. 13 and was taken to the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA.

The Peninsula Humane Society is tickled pink over finding a home for its latest Chihuahua puppy recently found in East Palo Alto.

After news reports about ‘Candy,’ a two-month-old female, was found minus identification or microchip but with her fur dyed a distinctive bright pink, PHS representatives said they were able to find a “wonderful, permanent” home for her but reminds people they have more than 30 other Chihuahuas looking for a place to live.

Candy had a hairline fracture of the right rear tibia, possibly from jumping off a bed or couch or from being stepped on, which does not require surgery or cast.

A Good Samaritan found Candy lying on a Palo Alto street unable to use her back right leg around 5 p.m. Jan. 13. The person took the puppy to the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA where she was resting and receiving pain medication. Staff also bathed Candy but the pink dye remained. It is unclear what type of dye was used or how long it may last.

Delucchi used Candy’s case to remind pet owners with missing animals to visit the intake facility at 12 Airport Blvd. in San Mateo to look at the strays and file a lost animal report.

PHS/SPCA held the dog four days, not counting holidays, as legally required and is now looking at foster care or a permanent home. Those interested should call 340-7022 ext. 382.


(650) 344-5200 ext. 102



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