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Item #: SCP-4240

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation-operated bot (I/O-SPELLBREAKER) is to monitor the web for mentions of SCP-4240 or associated effects. Received reports are to be investigated by Foundation agents; further actions aimed at suppressing the public knowledge regarding SCP-4240 are to be decided on a case-by-case basis.

SCP-4240-1 instances are to reside in a specially designated dwelling area and provided with standard rations three times a day; medical examinations are to be performed monthly. Once a week, instances capable of coherent speech are to be interviewed by an Ethics Committee representative. Employees conducting interviews with the instances are to be replaced every week to exclude the possibility of emotional attachment. Instances are entitled to make requests related to their living conditions or additional requirements. Such requests are to be reviewed by the assigned Senior Researcher. Experimentation involving SCP-4240-1 instances requires approval from the Ethics committee.

PoI-13252 is to not come in contact with any of the SCP-4240-1 instances currently in Foundation custody under any circumstances.

Description: SCP-4240 is a ritual associated with an anomalous practice generally referred to as "thaumaturgy". When performed on a domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) of any breed, SCP-4240 will cause it to undergo a rapid physical transformation which will result in it becoming visually and biologically indistinguishable from an ordinary human being; instances in this state are designated SCP-4240-1. SCP-4240-1's biological sex, race, and other physical characteristics vary depending on those of the canine on which the ritual was performed.

Research into SCP-4240-1's psychology is currently ongoing. It was established that instances possess average overall intelligence, are remarkably gullible and tend to get emotionally attached to surrounding individuals within a short amount of time. The instances also experience difficulties with speech, as well as movement on two limbs, and possess no knowledge about basic social interactions. However, they have also demonstrated learning potential far greater than that of average human beings.

The instances are also shown to retain some of the instincts specific to domestic dogs. Examples include producing sounds similar to barking, a compulsion to chase fast-moving objects and attempts to bite personnel when feeling threatened.

Addendum 4240.1. Discovery Log:

Addendum 4240.2. Interview-4240-A:

Addendum 4240.3. Interview-4240-C:

Addendum 4240.4. Interview-4240-E:

Addendum 4240.5. Interview-4240-F:

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