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Neglected dogs found with matted fur and rotting teeth rescued by the RSPCA

Rescue dogs whose fur was left to tangle so badly their breeds were beyond recognition have been given remarkable makeovers so they can be re-homed.

Thirty neglected dogs kept in kennels outside a house in Skegness, Lincolnshire, were taken into care by the RSPCA last week and underwent urgent treatment. 

Staff broke down in tears upon seeing the plight of the animals, whose hair was so heavily matted – and in some cases clumped together with their own faeces – it would tear at the skin and make walking painful.

Eighty rotten teeth were also removed so the afflicted pooches could eat without crippling agony. 

After tending to the dogs to clip back their knotted fur, the RSPCA released astonishing transformation pictures of the well-groomed hounds. 

Daxi-cross Sebastian was one of the thirty dogs kept in kennels outside a house in Skegness, Lincolnshire

Daxi-cross Sebastian was one of the thirty dogs kept in kennels outside a house in Skegness, Lincolnshire

Daxi-cross Sebastian was one of the thirty dogs kept in kennels outside a house in Skegness, Lincolnshire

After undergoing treatment by the RSPCA, Sebastian looks unrecognisable with his well-groomed appearance

After undergoing treatment by the RSPCA, Sebastian looks unrecognisable with his well-groomed appearance

After undergoing treatment by the RSPCA, Sebastian looks unrecognisable with his well-groomed appearance

Before-and-after photos of Poodle-cross Monty, Daxi-cross Sebastian and Tink the Terrier were showcased by the animal welfare charity.

Shaggy thick fur covering their eyes has been dramatically cut back and washed by the team at the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre in Nottingham. 

Ella Carpenter, manager of the centre, said the process took several hours and some had to have their fur completely shaved off.

She said: ‘They really were unrecognisable as to their breeds when rescued but they are all looking great now and are a lot more comfortable in themselves.

‘They have a new lease of life and are now able to move freely without experiencing the pain of those heavy matts, glued together with excrement, pulling and tearing at their skin.’

Poodle-cross Monty before grooming:  Staff broke down in tears upon seeing the plight of the animals, whose hair was so heavily matted - and in some cases clumped together with their own faeces - it would tear at the skin and make walking painful

Poodle-cross Monty before grooming:  Staff broke down in tears upon seeing the plight of the animals, whose hair was so heavily matted - and in some cases clumped together with their own faeces - it would tear at the skin and make walking painful

Poodle-cross Monty before grooming:  Staff broke down in tears upon seeing the plight of the animals, whose hair was so heavily matted – and in some cases clumped together with their own faeces – it would tear at the skin and make walking painful

Monty afterwards: Shaggy thick fur covering his eyes has been dramatically cut back and washed by the team at the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre in Nottingham

Monty afterwards: Shaggy thick fur covering his eyes has been dramatically cut back and washed by the team at the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre in Nottingham

Monty afterwards: Shaggy thick fur covering his eyes has been dramatically cut back and washed by the team at the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre in Nottingham

Tink the Terrier before: Ella Carpenter, manager of the centre, said the process took several hours

Tink the Terrier before: Ella Carpenter, manager of the centre, said the process took several hours

Tink the Terrier before: Ella Carpenter, manager of the centre, said the process took several hours

Tink afterwards: The dogs are being regularly bathed to treat their afflicted skin and rehabilitate them before they are re-homed

Tink afterwards: The dogs are being regularly bathed to treat their afflicted skin and rehabilitate them before they are re-homed

Tink afterwards: The dogs are being regularly bathed to treat their afflicted skin and rehabilitate them before they are re-homed

Describing the dogs’ horrific state upon arrival at the centre, she said staff found the experience upsetting.

‘One dog was in such a state she had pus leaking from her mouth. It was so upsetting to see, it reduced the rescue staff to tears,’ she said.   

She added: ‘Many also needed emergency dental work as their teeth were so rotten and some were struggling to eat properly and they were in pain.

‘In total 80 teeth have had to be removed from five dogs and they are now on antibiotics and pain relief.’ 

The dogs are being regularly bathed to treat their afflicted skin and rehabilitate them before they are re-homed.  

Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News

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