Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Shelter Staff Shaved Poodle With Pounds Of Dreadlocks. What She Found Underneath Made Me Cry.

As humans, it's our duty to take care of the other creatures that inhabit this Earth. Unfortunately, it seems like some people didn't get that memo of compassion. Every single day an animal is abused, neglected, starved, or left for dead. This pup was traveling down that bleak road fast, but with the help of some new friends, he was able to rise above it all.

Last month, an entire truck bed full of animals was surrendered to the Humane Society of North Texas.

"A woman surrendered them to us from Houston. We don't have a lot of info on her and, honestly, considering the conditions these animals were in, our first priority was to save their lives," explained the community relations manager for the shelter, Cassie Lackey.

Last month, an entire truck bed full of animals was surrendered to the Humane Society of North Texas.

Humane Society of North Texas

Among the animals were cats, dogs, sugar gliders, and even a red-footed turtle that was swimming in so much fecal matter that he couldn't even turn around in his box.

These poor animals had seen many, many dark days. But one animal in particular stuck out more than the rest of them: a little pup that the shelter later name Pierre.

Among the animals were cats, dogs, sugar gliders, and even a red-footed turtle that was swimming in so much fecal matter that he couldn't even turn around in his box.

Humane Society of North Texas

Pierre was one of three dogs that had such badly matted fur, that they're coat was made up of dreadlocks.

"Their matting was so severe, they had limited range of motion. Their dreadlocks were intertwined and painful when they walked, as if each step pulled on fur. We had NO idea what was under the matting. We could be dealing with maggots, cysts, wounds, flea infestation and so much more," explained Lackey.

Pierre was one of three dogs that had such badly matted fur, that they're coat was made up of dreadlocks.

Humane Society of North Texas

The HSNT was neck deep in neglected animals and they needed all the help they could get.

So they reached out to their community on Facebook. "Let's just be real. It's been a rough week here at HSNT. These cases hurt our hearts, but we wake up every day and give our best to the pets in our care," wrote the shelter. The shelter had no idea how much the community would actually help.

The HSNT was neck deep in neglected animals and they needed all the help they could get.

Humane Society of North Texas

Because of their support, the animals were given the proper care that they deserved.

"The North Texas community outpouring of love has been unreal. They funded all the animals' veterinary care, and PetSmart donated free grooming to us with their senior groomers," exclaimed Lackey. And the first step was to make sure Pierre's matted fur was taken care of.

Because of their support, the animals were given the proper care that they deserved.

Humane Society of North Texas

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