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Injured Pink Puppy Finds Home

Candy, a 2-month-old Chihuahua puppy with pink fur, was found on the street with an injury to her back right leg the afternoon of Jan. 13, 2014.

Candy, a 2-month-old Chihuahua puppy with pink fur, was found on the street with an injury to her back right leg the afternoon of Jan. 13, 2014. Courtesy Peninsula Humane Society
Candy, a 2-month-old Chihuahua puppy with pink fur, was found on the street with an injury to her back right leg the afternoon of Jan. 13, 2014. Courtesy Peninsula Humane Society

—Written by Laura Dudnick 

The Peninsula Humane Society found a "fantastic" home for a 2-month-old puppy found Jan. 13 with a fractured leg and dyed pink fur in an East Palo Alto street near IKEA.

Humane Society director Scott Delucchi said the community's interest in the female Chihuahua dubbed "Candy" led to her finding a loving home.

"We were overwhelmed by the outpour of support for and interest in Candy, receiving more than 100 voicemail messages before her story aired on all stations or appeared in print media," Delucchi said in an e-mail Thursday evening, less than 12 hours after sending the initial news release about Candy.

"We’ve selected a home for her, a fantastic home. We apologize that we may not be able to return all calls. We trust that people will understand and -- even though they weren’t chosen – take some comfort in knowing Candy will have a wonderful, permanent home," Delucchi said.

The puppy was found by a good Samaritan at the corner of Donahoe Street and East Bayshore Road near Highway 101, according to the Peninsula Humane Society.

The puppy was found wearing no collar or ID tags and does not have a microchip. It was unable to use her back right leg and X-rays showed a hairline fracture of the right rear tibia, according to humane society staff.


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