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Severely matted dog
Severely matted dogCity of El Paso Animal Services

Last week, a severely neglected dog was brought in to the City of El Paso, Texas, Animal Services facility by an owner who requested that he be euthanized. The fur on the small, white dog was matted so badly that the dog had trouble moving...in fact, it was the immobility which led the dog's prior owner to believe that the dog was sick...so sick that he should be put out of his misery.

On June 20, Animal Services posted stunning before and after photos of the dog on their Facebook page, along with a comment about what had happened to him. The facility wrote:

This little guy was turned in by its owner this week. She thought the pup was ill and asked for euthanasia. After further examination, shelter staff realized the pup was not ill and was actually suitable for adoption. Animal Services called the owner to explain, and end the end got the ok to put the pup in adoption. The staff cleaned him up, and they quickly realized that he is quite the looker.

The facility also noted that the pup was housed in kennel C27 - in case anyone was interested in offering him a new home.

Kiss-FM reported that the director of animal services indicated that the young dog, who is believed to be about two years of age, has a "very sweet" temperament and despite the extensive grooming which was required, he remained "calm and happy."

This dog was fortunate - the animal services staff took the time to evaluate his true condition and proceeded to give him a life-changing (life-saving for that matter) grooming. Thanks to their efforts - he will have a future.

Follow the El Paso Animal Services Facility at this link to Facebook.

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