Rescuers Save Neglected Chow Chow with 5 lbs of Matted Fur

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When Harry arrived at KC Pet Project’s shelter in Kansas, Mo., this past Sunday night, he shocked rescuers. His fur had hardened into 5 pounds of matted hair hiding his malnourished and underweight body, his eye lashes grew into his eyes damaging his corneas and leaving him almost blind, and part of his nose is missing. Know one knows who abused and neglected this dog, but what we do know is that Harry is now getting the medical attention he needs.

Harry. Photo credit: KC Pet Project/Facebook
Harry. Photo credit: KC Pet Project/Facebook

 

KC Pet Project workers spent more than 2.5 hours freeing the dog from his matted hair jail. The pet needed sedation and staff worked arduously to shave off the 6 inches deep of hair, feces and dirt clumped on Harry’s skinny body.

“We can’t imagine the enormity of this Chow Chow’s suffering due to cruel neglect,” posted rescuers on Facebook. “Despite all of [it], Harry has been so sweet and gentle with everyone and is loving the special attention from our veterinary team and staff.”

This is what Harry looks like now after his matted fur was shaved off. Photo credit: KC Pet Project/Facebook
This is what Harry looks like now after his matted fur was shaved off. Photo credit: KC Pet Project/Facebook

 

For now the pet is getting several small meals a day and his pain is manage with medication. Rescuers ask the community to consider making a donation at the Roadrunner Fund, which will help cover Harry’s and other rescue dogs’ medical expenses. All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Petco Foundation.

To learn more about Harry and to see his recovery visit KC Pet Project’s Facebook page.

59 thoughts on “Rescuers Save Neglected Chow Chow with 5 lbs of Matted Fur”

  1. People are the ANIMALS of this world –how could anyone hurt something so innocent that really can’t fight back????!!!!!! If they find these people they should be put out of OUR MISERY!!!

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    • every time i read something like this makes me really depress. how can some people do this cruelty? i wish those people doing cruelty to animals especially to dogs suffer all kinds of painful afflictions and die slowly. that way they will know and feel the pain they inflict on these poor animals.

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  2. That dog looks delicious! I’m from Vietnam and there we love dog meat. In the western world you have the culinary tradition of a roast pig with an apple in its mouth. In Vietnam–in my family–we have the tradition of a roast dog with a frisbee in its mouth. After harvesting the animal we singe the fur off and gut it. Then we rub the carcass down with salt, pepper, garlic, ginger and Chinese five spice. Roasting it on a rotating spit over an open fire is the preferred method of cooking. My favorite is thin slices from the rump dipped in soy sauce. Needless to say in Vietnam we don’t have the problem of stray dogs roaming around. Any unattended dog spotted on the streets is quickly pounced upon by the lucky finder and dragged away to his kitchen without delay for immediate processing. That night the entire family will enjoy a magnificent feast and go to bed dreaming of the next such occasion. Although they are quite tasty Pitt Bulls are banned in Vietnam now because some people were getting seriously injured when they tried to drag them home. Dogs of that breed don’t go to the dinner table without putting up a fight.. It used to take three or four of us to subdue one before we could harvest it.

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