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Shelter dog goes through unbelievable transformation

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The Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago has been busy with their fair share of animal abuse cases recently.

Last week workers say they retrieved a terribly matted and urine soaked dog from an open access shelter.

Workers say the dog’s fur was so terribly groomed; they were unsure which side the dogs face was at first.
Flies and gnats swarmed around the pup and what appeared to be the dog’s back legs dragged on the floor and left a watery trail.
As it turned out, the dog had two very petite legs hidden underneath all the knotted fur and the outer appendages were just matted fur and debris.

Kelli, a veteran groomer at Mutt Hutt in Chicago, agreed to come into work very early to help. Without Kelli’s generous offer, I am not sure what we would have done. Kelli said the amount of grooming tools she had to use to break through the hard shell of fur was unbelievable.

Workers finally found out the matted pup were a girl and named her Ellen. For the next hour and a half, workers held Ellen and Kelli quickly worked to shave the heavy casing of fur away from Ellen’s body.
In all two pounds  of fur was shaved away!

Once almost all of Ellen’s fur was shaved off, she was given a bath and then one more trim. From there Ellen went through some tests and received her vaccinations.

If you are interested in adopting this 8.5 pound, around 2-year-old girl, please fill out an adoption application at www.projectrescuechicago.org .
Once Ellen receives a clean bill of health from TAF’s vet, she will be spayed and ready for her new forever home.
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