Animal Liberation Victoria was requested to help save the lives of a number of small dogs who were all kept in a small suburban house/garden. The dogs were in a state of neglect and needed extensive veterinary treatment. The police and RSPCA had already attended and seized fifteen dogs, others had hidden under the house, many of them deeply traumatised. Photos by Sarah Lynch and Patty Mark. » Read more and learn how you can help
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The vet was shocked the next morning when we presented her with the dogs. She spent over two and a half hours treating them as much as she could in a general consult without anaesthetic. She rated them 1 to 1½ out of 5 for condition. Besides being malnourished and underweight, their fur was so matted it had to be later shaved under anaesthetic. All three of the dogs also suffered dental disease, ear infections and embedded grass seeds.
The vet said in her report, “I was able to clip some of the matted hair on the dogs, revealing prominent rib cages due to the lack of subcutaneous fat covering their ribs. I was unable to clip much of the overgrown hair due to the extensive matting.”
Waldo receiving much-needed medical attention
Waldo emerges from his shave a much happier puppy
Tillie after her shave by the vet