Animal Cruelty: Poor Dog Nearly Dies After Her Owner Dies Her Purple

Violet suffered severe burns from human hair dye

"Chemicals in hair dye are TOXIC causing a wide array of external injury to your pet - possible burns, blindness and because an animals first instinct is to lick, it can cause poisoning or internal burns". When veterinarians attempted to shave off her fur to assess the overall severity of her burns, they were horrified to find that her skin was sloughing off in sheets, along with the purple fur.

There was also a worry the hair dye had made her blind, but thankfully she managed to pull through and has now been re-homed. "Do NOT, under any circumstances, use hair color intended for humans on your pets", the Pinellas County Animal Services team explains. "It was clear - Violet was on the mend and she wanted everyone to know it".

"It was so much worse than we initially thought - how would this little dog make it through".

Violet didnt have a license or a microchip with her and wasnt reported lost, so the shelter has no idea of her former owner, Brightwell said.

"She wasn't out of the woods but she was alert and freely offering kisses", Pinellas County Animal Services posted on Facebook.

Staff at the animal centre gave her fluids, pain medication and tried to wash as much of the dye from her as they could before wrapping her in bandages. Our pets are attractive just the way they are - and frankly, if you think otherwise, you might want to reconsider taking the responsibility of caring for an animal. But then she found her voice and she never, ever, EVER stopped. "And unfortunately, most times, these people are smart enough to not come forward now, especially knowing what happened".

For three months Violet endured quite a bit: pain medication, antibiotics, IV fluids, honey treatments, scab removal, anesthetizing and bandage changes, the animal services said.

"When the final badges came off we breathed a collective sigh of relief - Violet was handsome".

Have you ever tried your hair dye on the dog? Well after the proper bandaging and treatment, the dog starts working perfectly.

Violet, a little Maltese-mix, got her name after a deeply upsetting incident that nearly ended fatally. "Shes a very sweet little girl".

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