The KC Pet Project in Kansas City, rescued this dog who had been abandoned by his owners. It was hard to see the dog behind the enormous tangles, but it turned out to be an 11-year-old Shih Tzu named Simon.
He could hardly move about on bent legs because of the weight of the lumps. Simon had been neglected by his owners for years.
The veterinary team said it was the worst case of tangles they had ever encountered but they were willing to help. They spent more than two hours trimming Simon’s tangles, and in the end, they managed to remove more than three pounds of hair.
“We never know the condition that they’ll be in once they are shaved and surprisingly, his skin was in fairly good shape. He is skinny, he was covered in fleas, and will need to have dental surgery soon, but he’s now receiving great medical care”
Simon patiently endured all the procedures. The hardest part was over, and although he was afraid of everything around him, he was instantly refreshed after the haircut. After the procedure, he was bathed for the first time in years.
Now the staff is caring sensitively for Simon – he is undergoing the necessary rehabilitation, and soon he will be even more beautiful and happier. After he recovers, they will start looking for a family for him. Be happy, Simon!