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Pandora is an approximately 8 week old female Australian Shepherd mix puppy that was brought to SLVS by a good Samaritan that found her taped inside of a shoe box. The good Samaritan that brought her in said she noticed a shoe box duct taped on the side of the road for a couple of hours, but didn’t think anything of it until she heard crying from inside the box. She opened the box and found the little puppy covered in fleas, dirt, and feces. She named the little puppy Pandora and gave her a bath and brought her in to our EC. Pandora was seen by Dr. Oakley in the EC who diagnosed Pandora with multiple intestinal parasites, mild anemia, dehydration and also blind in both eyes. Pandora was hospitalized on IV fluids and medications overnight and then transferred to Internal Medicine the following morning to continue her care with Dr. Medici, one of our Internists. Pandora spent another 24 hours in the hospital for continued care, and on day 2 she was eating and playing with her toys like a normal puppy! Pandora was super lucky to be rescued by this Awesome good Samaritan and as soon as she was well enough to leave the hospital, little Pandora was immediately adopted by one of our own SLVS ICU technicians!