Amazing transformation of matted dogs rescued by the RSPCA

Thirty dogs who were found matted and in a neglected state have enjoyed an amazing transformation in RSPCA care.

The animal welfare charity was alerted to the plight of the dogs after they were found in a neglected state in kennels outside a property in Skegness area of Lincolnshire last week.

Some of the dogs’ fur was so matted their breeds were unrecognisable and many were covered in faeces. Many also had rotten teeth so were struggling to eat food.

But now the dogs are beginning to enjoy life as pampered pooches as they have had their heavy matted fur shaved and are more recognisable as their breeds.

They underwent their transformation at the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre in Nottingham where staff will be working with the dogs until they are ready to be rehomed.

Ella Carpenter, manager at the RSPCA anima centre said: “The dogs were taken for immediate veterinary attention where many were so badly matted they had to have their fur shaved off, a process which took several hours. The matting had caused skin problems for some of the dogs, so they have been having regular baths while here and have also enjoyed some more clipping to make them feel comfortable.

“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 5 dogs and they are now on antibiotics and pain relief.

“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 no able to move freely without experiencing the pain pf those heavy matts, glued together with excrement, pulling and tearing at their skin.”

The dogs will remain in the care of Radcliffe Animal Centre where staff will spend the coming weeks rehabilitating them and give them lots of love and attention to help them prepare for their future owner.

To help support the dogs care at Radcliffe Animal Centre you can donate using this link https://rspca-radcliffe.org.uk/donate-now/