Internet falls in love with stray Shih Tzu entangled with pounds of matted hair

In Kansas City, a stray Shih Tzu is feeling not only relieved after his rescuers removed seven pounds of matter fur from his body, but is surely feeling the love from social media after his photos went viral.

At the KC Pet Project, 11-year-old Simon arrived as a stray and was one of the worst matted dogs the Kansas City, MO rescue organization had ever seen.

“We can only guess how long it took to get in this condition. One thing we know for sure is that life is about to get so much better for this boy, who we’re calling Simon,” the rescue posted on their Facebook page.

On the rescue’s Instagram page, a video captured the scene as seven pounds of matted fur was carefully shaved from the dog’s 20-pound body when he arrived at the rescue. Fortunately his skin was in fairly good condition, considering he was quite skinny and infested with fleas. Simon will, however require dental surgery.

“He’s actually almost learning how to walk again, too. You can tell he’s been so weighed down for so long.”

Check out his video:

Who can’t fall in love with Simon? Many thanks to everyone for saving this precious life. To donate, please check here:

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