Seriously neglected poodle who lived under a bed for two years will receive & # 39; Cinderella & # 39; makeover to remove his thick, matted hair with & # 39; a huge amount of fecal matter and bacteria & # 39; as a result of which it could not eat, drink and even walk well
- The Richmond SPCA revealed the astonishing transformation of a seriously neglected poodle that was deposited in April
- The seven-year-old dog had been living under a bed for the past two years
- The dog's fur was so thickly matted that staff members could not see which side the head was on
- The coat had stopped the dog from eating, drinking and walking well
- They scraped kilos of fur and discovered the other ailments of the dog
- After it was treated, the dog was described as & # 39; bouncer & # 39; and & # 39; full of energy & # 39;
A severely neglected poodle who had lived under a bed for two years was adopted after receiving a life-saving, & # 39; glow up & # 39; make over.
Richmond SPCA, in Richmond, Virginia, revealed Wednesday the heart-warming story about a seven-year-old poodle that was deposited in the shelter by his former owner in April.
According to his former owner, the dog – which the animal shelter staff called Lionheart – had lived under a bed for two years.
The Richmond SPCA revealed the transformation story of a seven-year-old poodle that was deposed after being seriously neglected in the last two years
Officials said they would not have known that the dog was a poodle if the former owner had not told them. Staffers scraped pounds of the dog's thickly matted fur before it could be treated
The Richmond SPCA determined that the thickly matted fur of Lionheart had prevented the pooch from eating, drinking and even walking properly during that time.
& # 39; I saw him when he first arrived, and I couldn't say what the front was and what the back was & # 39 ;, said Robin SParr CEO Richmond SPCA Today. & # 39; You could not see anything. I'm sure he felt very uncomfortable. & # 39;
Director of veterinary medical services for the SPCA, Dr. Angela Ivey, saddened that employees had not even known that Lionheart had not said his former owner as a poodle.
The daycare staff then shaved pounds of Lionheart & # 39; s fur, which was said to contain an enormous amount of fecal matter and bacteria, and clipped his nails to condition his condition. were able to make an inventory.
That was when they discovered that he had ulcers on his skin, suffered from hookworm and & # 39; terrible & # 39; had untreated periodontitis.
After shaving the dog down to his skin, executives discovered sores on his skin and discovered that he was suffering from hookworm and & # 39; terrible & # 39; periodontitis
But after the dog woke up from anesthesia, employees said the dog & # 39; full of energy & # 39; used to be
Three months after he was dropped off, the dog was adopted by a couple who & # 39; just adore him & # 39;
A look at the three stages of poodle care in the Richmond SPCA. The dog as pictured when he first arrived (left), after he was shaved (center) and before he was adopted (right)
Lionheart was treated for all his problems and was then neutered.
Ivey said that when Lionheart woke up from the general anesthesia to which he was subjected for his treatment, he as & # 39; another dog & # 39; was and noticed that it was a miracle that he trusted people to be with him & # 39; after he was neglected for so long.
& # 39; Almost immediately when he woke up, he was jumpy and happy and full of energy. I'm sure he had a lot of pent-up energy after all this time, & Starr added.
Starr said that after Lionheart was shaved on his skin, they put him in a sweater to keep him warm.
After being cared for three months, Lionheart was ready to be adopted by a couple that the SPCA knew was looking for a small dog.
The couple, who did not comment on the adoption, apparently renamed the poodle Cody.
Starr said they take Cody everywhere and just worship him & # 39 ;, and added that the dog's story & # 39; the ultimate Cinderella story & # 39; is.
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