Asher subsequently decided to call the pooch Wiley – presumably after Wile. E. Coyote the cartoon character – and took him to get treatment. Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge (RBARI) in turn took Wiley in, and he was bathed and given a medical check-up.
The ticks were removed, and Wiley was tested for any diseases that the parasites might have passed on. And in fact, as a result of the ticks, the dog had contracted anaplasmosis, which can cause anemia as well as affecting the animal’s heart rate. The tests also revealed that Wiley had Lyme disease.