This is from 100% pure neglect! This dogs matted fur was so bad they cut off his circulation and the skin fell off. The dog was in excruciating pain and lost his life because his guardian was too lazy to brush him. NO EXCUSE!This story has been bothering me all flipping day, in the article below they talk about “his elderly guardian was on a fixed income and had no money for veterinary services” SHE COULDN’T BUY A HAIR BRUSH??????? SO NOW A DOG IS DEAD BECAUSE SOME SELFISH OLD POS WAS TOO DAMN LAZY TO BUY A HAIRBRUSH. http://www.peta.org/blog/graphic-matted-fur-is-an-emergency/ I think this is one of the reasons why Ingrid E. Newkirk euthanizes animals, to keep them from falling into the LIVING HELL that is life with people like this. I know i would rather be given a shot to go to sleep for ever if i could not be assured a safe home. Life for these animals is AN ABSOLUTELY LIVING HELL ON EARTH AND THESE SELFISH MOTHER EFFERS WHO DO NOT HAVE AN EMPATHETIC BONE IN THERE ENTIRE EXISTENCE! WHO LETS THEIR DOG GET SO MATTED THAT IT CUTS OFF THE CIRCULATION OF HIS FEET AND THE FLESH DIES AND LEAVES A GAPING HOLE WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE BONE, WHO DOES THIS??????? WHO THE HELL DOES THIS. THIS WOMAN IS LUCKY I DO NOT KNOW WHO SHE IS. POS
1402 Bexhill St Chesapeake, VA 23323-3714
Max’s other rear leg looked just as swollen. And when our fieldworker asked his guardian about it, she pointed out that the swelling was actually matted hair that had built up on his legs and said that he wouldn’t let her cut the mats off. The mats were so severe that they appeared to be cutting off his circulation—which explained why he was in so much pain and couldn’t walk.
His elderly guardian was on a fixed income and had no money for veterinary services, so our fieldworker picked Max up for free grooming on PETA’s mobile clinic the next day. After sedating him, PETA’s veterinarian carefully removed the 3-inch-thick mats on his legs. They were so dense that even surgical scissors could barely cut through them. The circulation to his left rear paw was completely cut off, causing it to swell to twice its normal size, and his toes were cold and purple. When the veterinarian finally got through the mats, the skin and flesh underneath was dead and fell right off, exposing bone.
He had clearly been in extreme pain, and because of the severity of his injuries, he would have needed to have at least one, if not both, of his hind legs amputated. The veterinarian recommended that Max’s suffering be ended. His guardian agreed and held Max in her loving arms while he drifted away, finally free of pain.
Max had suffered for a long time, and because his guardian couldn’t afford veterinary care, his misery could have gone on for a lot longer. We need caring people to watch out for animals like Max. If you know of any animals who are suffering, you can make a difference: Help them by taking them to a veterinarian, if you can. If that isn’t possible, please notify authorities immediately, and if they aren’t responsive, get in touch with PETA.
And please, don’t let anyone shrug off the importance of regular companion-animal grooming. Explain that matting can lead to painful and damaging conditions. Because there have been many reports of accidents and injuries to animals at grooming salons, we recommend do-it-yourself grooming at home. It’s easy when done regularly and can strengthen your bond with your animal companions.