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The fact that Argos is here at all is something of a miracle. Dumped before dawn at ARK in May, this white Japanese Akita, believed to be about 5 years old, was in horrific condition.

A staff member found him lying on his side, extremely underweight and with what looked to be acid burns over his entire body. Taken immediately to a veterinarian, it was learned that Argos had an immune-disorder disease that had allowed sarcoptic mange to take over. A very controllable condition, severe neglect and most likely ignorance that he could be helped at all, had no doubt allowed the condition to worsen to the point that most people would have chosen to put the dog down. Thankfully, everyone pulled together to help.

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