Lightshine Canine is a non-profit organization that rescues strays and unwanted dogs in Pine Ridge and other Indian Reservations in South Dakota. They came across a hairless stray pup and immediately took her in.
They couldn’t tell what age the dog was nor what breed because of its lack of fur. The volunteers estimate that she was around 2 years old at the time she was brought to the rescue.
The volunteers could see that her skin was raw and red. They’ve seen this situation enough to know that they knew she was suffering from chronic mange and other skin infections — all painful for a dog.
She was also weak from starvation that she could barely move when they tried to feed her. She was called Tiny Dancer at first but when she was turned over to another dog rescue, she was renamed Mikita.
She was fostered by a volunteer from Happy Tails Rescue. They began treating Mikita’s mange and eventually, her fur began to grow back.
Because of this they found out that Mikita is a husky and that’s when Mikita met her human. Jessi Sova was searching for a new pup to give her own rescue, Kane, a new friend.
When she read about Mikita’s story on Facebook, Jessi knew she had to meet her. She wasted no time applying to adopt Mikita and set up a meet.
Kane came with Jessi when they initially met Mikita. Both dog and human fell in love with Mikita’s sweet disposition and that sealed the deal.