A dog has been rescued after she was dyed bright red and sold to a man who ‘really liked the color’. The puppy – nicknamed Scarlet, was seen on the street with a man who stays in a refugee camp in the Greek town of Schimatari.
Recently animal welfare activists have caught sight of the red-colored puppy dog. And the activists were quite worried about the method used to dye the fur which could have harmed her. Activists immediately whisked away from the animal and took her to a nearby shelter.
The dog, nicknamed Scarlet, was spotted on the street with a man who lives in a refugee camp in the Greek town of Schimatari. The man had claimed he paid 150 euros (£135) for the dog because he really liked the color.
After being taken to the animal shelter, Scarlet was put up for adoption. Apparently, the color was not able to remove completely from her body. But the color is unrecognizable in comparison to what she was before when she was first brought in.
The colorant was found to be hair dye. A vet said that thankfully the dog’s skin did not appear to have been ʜᴀʀᴍed by the reckless sᴛᴜɴᴛ. The dog’s asylum-seeking former owner, who was not named, said he had purᴄʜᴀsᴇd the dog from vendors in the central square of Omonoia in Athens.
The vet has warned all the dog owners
The former owner who was named, from which the dog has rescued has said he purᴄʜᴀsᴇd the dog from vendors in the central square of Omonoia in Athens.
Her new owners have since shared pictures of her looking a lot more like her normal self and less like Clifford the Big Red Dog – and she looks a lot happier for it. And less like Clifford the Big Red Dog – and she looks a lot happier for it as well in her new home.
Dog owners are firmly warned against using human products like hair dye on dogs as their fur and skin are significantly different from human skin and hair.