What They Found Hidden Under All This Fur Is Downright Shocking.
This is Ellen, she was found alone on the streets of Chicago by the Trio Animal Foundation. As you can see, her condition was absolutely appalling. It’s so bad you can’t even tell that there is a dog under all that hair.
She was covered in her own urine and feces. Several flies and gnats circled around her back as she walked.
Her fur was so overgrown that they didn’t even know where all her body parts began and ended. They had no idea if she was male or a female. So they quickly go to work with a much needed haircut.
When the fur has grown to that sort of extreme, the haircut can be very painful for the dog. A ton of pulling and ripping can occur. However, Ellen was a true sweetheart during the entire process. She did not bite or even threaten the volunteers at all.
Ten minutes into the haircut they learned that Ellen is actually a female dog. However the entire haircut took an astonishing two and a half hours to complete.
“The first time that she could feel the touch of my hand on her newly shaven back… She looked me in the eyes and it was as if she was saying thank you… Her past abuse was literally being shaved away,” said TAF founder Sue Naiden.
When it was all said and done, Ellen had a shocking 2lbs of fur removed from her tiny body.
Here is Ellen getting all cleaned up after her haircut. Soon after, she was also looked at by a vet and received several vaccinations.
Here is Ellen looking a lot healthier and happier. She continued to be a sweetheart by getting along perfectly with the rest of dogs at the shelter. However, they still needed to find Ellen a permanent home.
After they put Ellen’s touching story online, a huge wave of people applied to take her in. The foundation screened many people and eventually found Ellen the perfect home. Just take a look at that smile on her face!
Source: Trio Animal Foundation