The Trio Animal Foundation got word of a neglected dog at a local animal shelter in the Chicago area. She had been severely mistreated and neglected resulting in matted chunks of fur all over her body.
This is what Ellen looked like when they arrived. They couldn’t tell one end from the other.
“When we first saw this dog in it’s cage, we didn’t know which end was front or back. We had to get a treat to see which end lifted up to sniff,” Trio founder Sue Naiden said. “As it turned out, the dog had two very petite legs hidden underneath all the knotted fur and the outer appendages were just matted fur and debris.”
A local groomer volunteered her time and services to work on the dog’s severely matted hair. Ellen started to become visible after an estimated two pounds of fur were cut from her body.
After hours and hours of grooming, the finishing touches were put on Ellen before heading off to a veterinarian for a checkup. Ellen looks like a new dog. Unbelievable!
Underneath that mess was the sweetest dog with the biggest personality. 🙂
The Trio Foundation received many adoption applications, and they were able to pair her up with the perfect family!
Ellen’s transformation is simply unbelievable. Share this amazing story with your friends! 🙂