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DRAFTS:

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: Loose instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are to be apprehended and interred at Site-06-3 immediately upon discovery. All new instances are to undergo DNA-testing to determine whether they are instances of SCP-XXXX-1 or a different SCP.

Each instance of SCP-XXXX-1 in Foundation custody is to be kept in a separate Standard Humanoid Containment Chamber at Site-06-3. They are to be provided the same amenities as regular human subjects. Additionally they are to be provided with: (1) canine toothbrush; (3) packs of disposable straws, weekly; (1) table fan; (2) feeding bottles; (1) handheld vacuum cleaner; (1) pack of vacuum bags, monthly. These items are intended to facilitate daily life for captive instances, as necessitated due to their altered physiology. Additional requests made by captive instances, such as specific foods or entertainment materials, may be provided following approval by assigned Level 3 staff. Captive instances are allowed access to lounge and recreation areas for humanoid SCPs between 14:00 and 19:00 GMT, under armed escort.

Each instance shall be assigned a personal caretaker and must possess Level 2 clearance and be trained in psychology, specialized in PTSD, and basic self-defence techniques. Captive instances are to be offered proper therapy relevant to their needs.

Violence on part of an SCP-XXXX-1 instance shall be punished by forcing the instance(s) in question to wear key-locked muzzles for 24 hours. During this time, their regular meals will be substituted with liquid food. This punishment may be waived by the instance's caretaker.

Civilians with long-term memories of SCP-XXXX-1 not treatable with amnestics, who have been responsible for containment pre-discovery, must be either co-opted into containment procedures or relocated to a Foundation internment facility for non-anomalous humans. Such civilians may be allowed onsite as visitors pending approval from Site Director and assigned Level 3 personnel. Co-opted civilians are allowed to keep their SCP-XXXX-1 instance at their place of residence1, provided certain criteria are met and the location is sufficiently remote. A Foundation liaison must be present at such a site at all times.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the designation given to an anomalous deformity affecting the human head. Victims of SCP-XXXX have their heads transformed into that of a dog, with individuals displaying variation with regards to type of breed. The global number of people affected by the condition (designated SCP-XXXX-1) remains uncertain. The Foundation has documented eighty-seven (87) instances of SCP-XXXX-1, of which 84 have been confirmed terminated2 and three (3) remain in Foundation custody3, with an additional 193 attested mentions in various historical sources that remain unverified.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 commonly appear as baseline members of Homo sapiens sapiens up to the laryngeal prominence, wherefrom it appears as a baseline canine head4. This head is proportional to the rest of the instance's otherwise human body. Eye, hair and skin colours show significant individual variation and do not correlate with the original humanoid facial characteristics of the subject. Despite the significant physiological differences between the canine and human body parts, the heads never suffer rejection from the subjects' immune systems. DNA analyses have shown perfect genetic matches between head and body in all SCP-XXXX-1 instances.

Despite the cranial anatomy of SCP-XXXX being identical to that of a dog, all verified instances have reportedly possessed human intelligence, sensory abilities, speech capabilities and command of language, even though their altered oral structure and lack of identifiable vocal cords would preclude it. These heads have also been noted to lack sweat glands. Interviewed instances invariably consider themselves to be fully human and have generally blamed their condition on external factors, such as [REDACTED]. The transformations have been described as exceedingly painful and most instances have developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from their ordeals.

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Saint Christopher is sometimes represented with the head of a dog, such as in this Eastern Orthodox icon. Icons such as this constitute one of many historical depictions and attestations of SCP-XXXX.

There seems to be no geographical limit to SCP-XXXX distribution: individual instances can be found wherever there is human settlement. SCP-XXXX is not contagious and no pathogen has been identified, its causes thus remain unknown. In all documented cases, instances have sought out remote locations far away from population centres. Preferred locations have been remote monasteries or mountains and forests, where they have lived as hermits. Contained instances have mostly expressed relief and gratitude over containment, citing widespread hostility in previous encounters with non-anomalous humans and harsh living conditions.

Addendum-1:

This phenomenon is not unprecedented. On the contrary, there are quite a few historical attestations of cynocephaly. Cynocephalous people are mentioned in a variety of European, Islamic and Chinese accounts, and may represent the most widespread type of zoocephaly in modern times. Several historical figures, such as Saint Christopher5 have been recorded as suffering from SCP-XXXX. Additional examples of zoocephaly include the well-known Minotaur of Greek mythology (existence yet unproven) and SCP-2481-3. I would recommend further research to be pursued regarding this matter, to see if a connection can be found between them.

I believe that further specimens may be acquired by concentrating our efforts on countries where zoocephaly is a common mythical and legendary motif, such as Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the indigenous peoples of the Americas. There might just be a grain of truth to be found in those stories.

- Dr. Judith Low

Addendum-2:

A request was submitted to the Horizon Initiative on 24/11/2013 to investigate and share data on the relics of Saint Christopher, kept under their jurisdiction in [REDACTED].

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