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Pekingese died from being trapped in own fur

pekeVeterinarians in Boston say a neglected and abandoned Pekingese died from being trapped in his own fur.

The dog was found in Waltham on March 6, unable to move or walk because of severe matting of his fur, WCVB-TV reported. He was taken to Kindness Animal Hospital, but could not be saved and died a few days later.

“This is probably one of the most extreme cases of neglect we’ve encountered in our practice,” said Susan Rosenblatt, chief of staff at Kindness. “We’re concerned that there may be other animals in the same household that are being similarly neglected.”

The Pekingese was between 9 and 12-years-old, tan and blind in his right eye. The left eye had been surgically removed. His fur had become so completely matted around its body that the dog was trapped within itself, veterinarians said.

The dog’s teeth were rotten and his muscles had atrophied because he was unable to move for so long. His nails had grown in a complete circle because they had not been cut in years, the vets said, and he had pneumonia.

The veterinary hospital staff and other animal welfare advocates asked for the public’s help to find the dog’s owners. Anyone with information can contact Kindness Animal Hospital at 718-893-2800 or e-mail kindnessah@gmail.com.

Comments

Comment from karen
Time March 19, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Such a horrible story of severe neglect. The poor little guy :-(

Comment from Laci
Time March 19, 2010 at 8:15 pm

This is horrible the suffering that poor baby had to go through .I hope to god they find the person or persons responsible for this . Rest in peace sweetheart you don’t have to feel pain anymore

Comment from Anne’n'Spencer
Time March 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I can’t imagine how this poor little dog must have suffered. I hope there aren’t any more where he came from.

Comment from Meaghan
Time March 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Animal cruelty laws are not harsh enough. Punishment needs to fit the crime.

Comment from Cindy
Time March 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Ohhhh my god I can’t believe someone could be so crule. We should find then and tie there body togther with rope for 9-12 years and see how long they last!!!

Comment from SUSAN
Time March 22, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Im an animal lover, and agroomer,and i just lost my 16 yr old peke,pookie in oct 09.this story is so upsetting in so many ways.this poor dogs suffering is over,but thereare so many pet owners that dont give a f—-about their animals that i see everyday ,it makes me sick!

Comment from rachel
Time March 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm

this breaks my heart .people can be so cruel i hope the find the people responsible for this. rip sweet baby you dont have to suffer anymore. this is so sad.

Comment from Jodi
Time March 30, 2010 at 12:50 am

What’s wrong with people. Is there no common sense anymore. Someone must have seen what was happening earlier on………

Comment from BriannaAlexa
Time July 4, 2010 at 5:01 am

wow,this is truly heartbreaking.
a pekingese is my dream dog,& just to know how much neglect this poor pooch went through is terrible,disgusting(on the “owners” part)& unthinkable.
no animal should ever have to go through this type of sufferment,& i too hope they find the owners & justice is served,for this is not right at all. that poor pup…may the angel live happily eternally,& rest in peace.

Comment from miranda
Time May 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm

meaghan, i agree completely, the laws arent cruel enough. bless his heart. hes in dog heaven now, he’s ok

Comment from barbara
Time June 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

This makes me so upset. If the people did not want, or could not care for the dog, ask for some help. There are many pekingese rescue groups who would have taken him and fixed him up before he got so bad! These people should be ashamed of themselves and go to jail for a long, long time

Comment from JULIE
Time February 20, 2013 at 3:52 am

WENT TO TILTING YOU ABOUT THIS SADD ABOUT OUR PEKINGESE GET HART AND I AM SORRY ABOUT THIS OUR HELPER FREIND AND I HOPE YOU CACKET GO TO WESTER VIRGINIA GET A NEW PUPPY I HAVE A GOOD HAURTS DOT NERRING AGAIN DOG THEY HAVE GERING FERR AND THAT HAVE BATHROOM POLDREM LOVE JULIE HAVE A GOOD HAURTS GOD WELL BEING WEITH YOU I HOPE THAT OWNER IS GO TO JAIL

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