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Shelter Seeks Owner Of ‘Candy’, Pink Chihuahua Found In East Palo Alto

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'Candy,' a 2-month-old Chihuhua puppy with dyed pink fur found in East Palo  Alto.

‘Candy,’ a 2-month-old Chihuhua puppy with dyed pink fur found in East Palo Alto.

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EAST PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA staff were searching for the owner of a Chihuahua puppy with dyed pink fur that was found in East Palo Alto last week.

The roughly 2-month-old female dog, which the staff has named “Candy,” was rescued by a good Samaritan who found her lying in the street with a broken leg around 5 p.m. on Jan. 13, according to shelter staff.

No one has come forward as the pooch’s owner, and she was found without a collar or ID tags, and isn’t microchipped.

The dog suffered a hairline fracture to her right rear tibia and is receiving pain medication and resting at the PHS/SPCA facility in San Mateo until she recuperates.

The owner is encouraged to pick up the dog at the shelter’s intake facility at 12 Airport Blvd. in San Mateo.

However, since it has been more than a week since the dog arrived, Candy is eligible to be adopted or taken into foster care, according to shelter staff.

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