The old Chihuahua has owners! They have been looking for him--he is 14 years old; they've had him since he was a puppy, and his name is "Peanut." So he went home with them. According to the Shelter staff person who handled the case, the little dog got all wiggly and squeaky when he heard his person's voice.
The visible tumors on him are lymphomas, and the fleas must have come because he was lost for several days. No information on why the owners had let his toenails grow so long and jaggedy. Thus, we have closure.
I have been making art my entire life and I have been involved in animal rescue since 2001. I have a son at Texas Tech, a daughter in high school and I have two rescue dogs of my own, a scrapbook of my favorite fosters, and enough junk and art supplies to open my own shop.