Not that we would, but if we offered this dog a small cigar, it would a cigarillo for Armadillo! This five-year-old Chihuahua arrived at the Sampson County Animal Society shelter in North Carolina on November 1st. Armadillo’s owners surrendered him to the shelter because of his skin condition. They had taken him to the vet, and the vet told them it was a stress condition. The shelter suspected the stress came from the neglect of his owners!

Poor Armadillo was covered with fleas, and had wounds indicating that ticks had been latched onto him for a long time. His skin was raw with open sores all over his body, and no fur was left to keep him warm. Sampson County Animal Advocates contacted RADAR to assist with Armadillo, and we agreed to help. On November 20th, Paws Rule Rescue in North Carolina took Armadillo.

With lots of TLC from his foster mom (and no more stress from his former owners or the shelter environment), Armadillo recovered quickly. He had his initial vetting done on December 5th. Armadillo also goes by the nickname of Army. Click here to to view more photos of Armadillo.

RADAR paid all of the $135 cost for Armadillo’s initial vetting.

UPDATE! All funds for Armadillo have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Armadillo has been adopted!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Armadillo:

Jane Ballard; Frederick Huehnergarth

Added on December 9, 2013.

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