Dogs Rescued from a Hoarder Are So Relieved to Have Their Hair Cut

Posted by Krissy Howard
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Photos by Brandwine Valley SPCA via The Dodo

92 dogs and cats were rescued from two different hoarder situations in Pennsylvania earlier this month.

Brandywine Valley SPCA director of marketing Linda Torelli told the Dodo outlet:

"It's hard to see that many animals suffering, but we try to look ahead. We're really grateful that we got those animals out of those situations and into our care."

Over 30 dogs and a cat were recovered from the home of an elderly man, where it appeared the animals were not provided with food or water. The dogs were not only emaciated but so heavily matted that some could no longer stand on their own.

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Groomers were brought in to shear the mats away, which revealed some seriously relieved dogs.

"From when they came in, to when they were groomed, it was literally like the weight was lifted off those animals," Torelli explained. "They perked up, and they could move again. It was incredible." 

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While the pups were placed on special diets to get their weight up, 60 Persian cats were brought in from a different location.

Living in their own waste in stacked crates, several of the cats came in with upper respiratory issues, but all are said to be doing well now, and some have already found their forever homes.


To learn more about the adoptable animals available at the Brandywine Valley SPCA, you can visit their adoption page.

What do you think about these animal makeovers? Let us know in the comments!

Photos by Brandwine Valley SPCA via The Dodo

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