An 11-pound Shih Tzu was so neglected that its hair was already matted. The dog’s matted hair was removed and it weighed nine pounds.
– A dog was left unattended.
– The dog owner recently died.
– The dog had matted hair and it amounted to 9 pounds.
The dog was rescued by Nebraska Humane Society and the shelter said it was one of the worst cases they have seen. The dog is 11 years old and was named by the shelter as Ellie Mae. The dog could not even walk anymore because of the tangled hair and its seven-inch nails. The dog was found inside a home after the dog owner passed away. The cleaning crew were not told that the deceased person had a doggo and they were shocked when they found it.
The dog still has a long way to go to fully recover because it had an infected foot, needed dental work, has to undergo hernia surgery, and more. The dog will be treated fully first before being adopted out.
Read more of the bitter sweet story by Janine Puhak at – https://www.foxnews.com/