Dog found with severe mange now helps cheer up Knoxville hospital patients


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A little dog who beat the odds is now helping others in need.  Scarlet had suffered a severe case of mange. After months of rehab, Scarlet is now a Human Animal Bond in Tennessee (H.A.B.I.T) dog at UT Medical Center.

“It’s a wonderful program and I’m glad they started it on the trauma floor,” said patient Lisa Crabtree. “I knew they started it on the cancer room floor and to see how she’s scarred and to see the joy now that she has, it was nice. It was really nice.”

Rescuers with the Friends of Campbell County Animals found Scarlet in LaFollette last year suffering from a severe case of mange. Scarlet’s original owners Carla Gibson and Tyler Seiber were facing animal cruelty charges, but those charges were dismissed.

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Scarlet got a new home late last year with UT veterinarian Dr. Luca Giori.

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