Did you know that homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1? It’s not surprising to see an unwanted animal roaming the streets in even the smallest of towns. It’s a heartbreaking reality we live with, but sometimes people find a way to help those dogs and cats in need.
A group in Canada, the Quebec Society for the Protection of Animals, found this dog on the streets. He was so dirty and his fur was so matted, a passerby thought he was a pile of trash.
He had so much matted, dirty fur that he appeared much larger than he actually was. More than 50% of his size was due to the fur, so his rescuers rushed to shave off the nasty hair and they revealed a loving, wonderful boy underneath.
He was a little frightened by the buzzer and all of the primping might have been new for him, but the process was worth it. Afterwards, he was a completely different animal.
It may be impossible to help every stray that you see, but every effort we make to help homeless animals counts. Contact the ASPCA, Humane Society, or your local animal shelter if you’re interested in volunteering, donating or adopting. Our animal friends can’t help themselves, so we need to do what we can to help them.
Source: In Quebec, a Rescued Stray Dog’s Fur Was So Matted and Dirty It Was Barely Recognizable as an Animal