So yea, while there were many good things that happened this week at work- lots of adoptions and lots of successful spay/neuters. There was also something really aweful that happened. This week we had the worst case of animal abuse i've seen in quite a while surface at our shelter. Yesterday, we got a little dog in who was COVERED head to toe in matts. I mean matts so bad that poop was stuck all the way over him. He had urine stains and matts so bad that they were causing him a tremendous amount of pain and making him bleed. It was just aweful. I about cried when i first saw him- so did the rest of us. This little guy's face was so horibly matted that one of his eyes was covered up so bad we thought he didn't even have his little eye there. It was awefulYesterday they started grooming part of him- but it was soooooooo aweful they couldn't do it all at once. Today was our spay neuter day. We spend 3 hours- yeah 3 only getting 1/2 of his matts off of him just to neuter him. After he was neutered, 3 of us spent another hours shaving off the rest of his matts. It was so aweful we had to do it little by little to make sure we didn't cut his skin. This poor dog was covered in blisters from the urin burns that resulted from the matted fur on his rear end. He had AWEFUL matts between the tufts of his feet too- it took me 15 minutes just to get one out. His claws were so long they were about to start curling- i trimmed those well so we don't have to worry about that now thank goodness. And to make things more interesting- he had severe matts and ear mites all in his little ears- we could not trim the fur out of there-no possible way....so we had to use medical instruments to pluck the fur out. His matts were sooo bad he was under anestesia the entire time so he wouldn't feel anything. That alone wasn't the worst part- the worst part was his poor face- we thought he didn't even have an eye on his right side because of all the black gunk and matted fur- when we shaved and cleaned that area up we saw that his eye was perfectly normal! He had just been able to use one eye and been 1/2 blind because he wasn't groomed!GURRRRRRRR! I was furious- we all were. This poor little guy was soooooo miserable. It took us two darn days to groom him and completly have him. This poor dog has had it sooo bad I feel aweful for him. When we FINALLY got him shaved and got all the matts out of him we were able to determine his breed- he's a lasaopsa (sp?). This poor dog did not deserve this! I SERIOUSLY hope whoever did this to this poor pup gets what they deserve in life! This dog was never groomed or taken good care of- it's aweful. Thank goodness now though he will be safe with us- we are going to make sure that this dog has nothing but the best of life now and that he gets the most loving and wonderful home possible. He deserves nothing but the best in life after this. Please keep this little guy in your prayers that he finds a good home. His name is Hairy.
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3/1/07 at 6:01pm