Although many puppies living on the street can continue to live alone, some need more care than any other and when abandoned they will not survive.
Its fur grows longer, making it look like a strange creature.
Especially if it’s a Cocker Spaniel, which, like Hamish, has a fur that grows out of control, to the point of making it look disfigured and depriving it of its most basic abilities, such as eating and excreting. comfortably.
This little guy’s story began when police officers in San Antonio, Texas received a report about an animal that was trying to cross the street without much success. Upon arriving at the scene, the men were shocked by what they found.
Its little legs were shapeless due to the tangle of hairs that had grown on them.
It was a dog, but it had huge clumps of hair terribly matted in such a way that no one could pinpoint the seּx of the creature when they found it. Alarmed, the officers rushed him to San Antonio Animal Care Services , where a team of veterinarians treated him.
Beneath that tangled fur was this little guy, about 8 years old.
So the team of doctors got down to work. Cynthia Martinez, the hospital’s chief of operations, said that in order to remove the tangles of hair safely, they had to sedate the little animal.
By the time the team finished their work, 6 kg of matting was removed .
Help came quickly and now he will have a smooth recovery.
The puppy’s story was posted on the hospital’s social media and quickly caught the attention of a local rescue group who immediately came to offer to help.
Her nails had grown endlessly
Rebecca Payne, a woman who works for the Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin and San Antonio group , was in charge of looking for the puppy at the hospital. She says that he has been one of the worst cases they have ever seen , but they want to give him the happy life that he deserves.
“He was so skinny, it was like every bone in his body could be seen, I think his fur was so tangled he couldn’t even open his mouth to eat,” Rebecca said.
When he took it to the shelter vet, he concluded that the little animal had lived with the tangles of hair for years , which would explain the length of its nails, malnutrition, and the state of its teeth after not eating for a long time.
Although he was already safe, he was still very weak, now he has a long road to recovery
For the next two weeks the puppy was receiving treatment at the animal hospital, where he underwent dental surgery.
“Dogs usually have 42 teeth, Hamish had his so badly damaged that most of them had to be removed, now he only has 11 left,” Rebecca said.
Little by little, Hamish has been on the mend, now Rebecca is caring for him at home as he returns to full health . But there is still a long way to go to achieve that. Her thinness is such that she says they have to put a sweater on her so she doesn’t get cold.
He is very friendly and has already made friends with other puppies in the house.
However, every day he discovers new things that make him very happy, because now he sees the world in a completely different way, having lost all that hair that obscured his vision.
He is very friendly with the other dogs at the shelter and has adjusted very well , even for a pup who has been through so much, the volunteers are really excited about his progress.
“Despite everything he’s been through, he’s one of the friendliest dogs we’ve ever had at the shelter, just a very happy little dog,” Rebcca said.
With a bit of luck and strict adherence to the care he has been given, Hamish will soon be able to be adopted so he can finally find a permanent family that will provide him. It’s love, care and a loving home. the little animal can grow and bring out all the love it has inside of it.
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