Dog Found Wandering in the Woods Barely Able to Walk

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shrek1Shrek was discovered on some farmland with fur so matted and caked in mud that he no longer looked like a dog, but like a creature from a swamp. Now with medical care and fresh hair cut Shrek is looking like a dog again and learning to be loved.

Brenda Gough and her husband discovered Shrek near some farmland in Ontario.

“One morning after a horrible rainstorm, my husband spied what looked like an old carpet or a dead coyote in the field near the bush,” said Gough. “He was very terrified, shaking horribly, and we couldn’t tell if he was ill or injured, only that he couldn’t run very far because the matts were not only so heavy, they had caked his legs together.”

Gough took the dog to the Park Road Veterinary Clinic where they shaved off more than 3.5 pounds of matted fur and cleaned Shrek up. Underneath all that matted fur was an adorable poodle.

Shrek had obviously been treated poorly for a long time and he will take some time learning to be loved. He is living with the Goughs and they are already seeing progress.

“He is more comfortable with other dogs than with people, although he is learning that snuggling on the couch, warm and dry, loved by children and family, is actually pretty awesome,” explained Gough.

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As word spread of Shrek’s story it helped save several other dogs. A tip came in leading to the rescue of 12 more dogs being kept in horrible conditions at a puppy mill near where Shrek was found

15 thoughts on “Dog Found Wandering in the Woods Barely Able to Walk”

  1. I have a foster baby right now, a poodle, that looked almost this bad when he came to us at Pet Helpers. Such a shame for this to happen to these poor, sweet souls.

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  2. Thank you for spreading the word and posting this. And thank you to the people who cared enough to help him and the others…..Wish more people cared and less people caused this kind of suffering…..there is a special place for them in the end and I hope I get to be the gatekeeper when it is my time.

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  3. He looks like a Bichon Frise with that face and those eyes!!! What a sweetie.. Our Aubie was rescued by the Humane Society, then we gave him a forever home!!! He looked just like this lil guy..

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  4. THANK GOD THIS DEAR LITTLE SOUL WAS SEEN & RESCUED.. PEOPLE ARE ILL, SICK IN THE HEAD TO TREAT ANIMALS LIKE THIS..THEY SHOULD BE LOCKED UP FOR GOOD & THESE HORRIFIC PUPPY MILLS CLOSED..THERE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO DO THIS IMMEDIATELY.. PLEASE EVERYONE HELP THIS TO HAPPEN.

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  5. A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FAMILY THAT SAVED THIS POOR LITTLE SOUL!!!! IT’S NICE TO KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO CARE ABOUT ANIMALS…:-) MOST PEOPLE CLOSE THEIR EYES CAUSE THEY CAN’T BE BOTHERED SO AGAIN THANK YOU!!!

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  6. That was soooo awesome that you were able to rescue and literally save the dogs life. Thank You Gought Family for your kind and Loving heart.

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