Penicuik pooch Pinky doesn’t feel too perky

Hannah Murdoch and Rhian Davies who are doing a car wash to help Pinky the Bull terrier.
Hannah Murdoch and Rhian Davies who are doing a car wash to help Pinky the Bull terrier.

A MITE-infested ‘pink’ pooch has become an internet sensation, thanks to a campaign highlighting her sorrowful plight.

Suffering from demodex, an infestation of mites which penetrates the surface of a dog’s skin, Bull Terrier Pinky – named due to the colour of her irritated skin – may have lost much of her fur, but she is rapidly gaining popularity on the social networking medium Facebook.

Owner Jo Borrett, of 59 Cuikenburn, Penicuik, forked out £700 on tests at the vet after collecting Pinkie from ‘Bullies in Need’ – a Sunderland-based rescue centre for Bull Terriers – last month.

Initially intending to act as foster carer, Jo, who owns three other Bull Terriers, has fallen in love with Pinky and decided to keep her.

Read full story in the March 29 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.