Jake was a stray, picked up by animal control and suffering from severe ear infections and skin lesions on his face. His rescuers took him to the vet, who ruled out mange, but suspected an auto-immune disease was causing the lesions. Jake was started on oral and topical antibiotics for the ear infections. Additional bloodwork ruled out systematic lupus. A biopsy was performed and the results confirmed pemphigus foliaceous, the mildest form of the pemphigus complex, a family of auto-immune diseases. While pemphigus foliaceous will require life-long treatment, it is very responsive to medication and a remission-like state is possible. Despite his condition, Jake had a number of potential adopters wanting to take him home. Labrador Life Line funded half of the cost of Jake's diagnosis and treatment while in rescue. LABMED also funded a portion of Jake's medical bills.