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    Hair on dog found in Louisiana ditch so matted, overgrown he couldn't walk

    By: Sue Manning, The Associated Press
    Posted: 4/11/2010 11:12 AM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Its hair was so matted and overgrown, the poodle had to be sedated just to be groomed. Veterinarians found live and dead cockroaches snared in the kilogram of fur they cut from the dog.

    The dog's condition was so unbelievable that Tracy Lapeyrouse named him Ripley.

    The two-year-old poodle was found Oct. 19 in a ditch in LaPlace, La., with no identification. He was taken to Lapeyrouse, who runs My Heart's Desire animal shelter in Houma, La., about 100 kilometres from New Orleans.

    "He didn't know he had ears. When his ears would touch his skin, he would shake his head," Lapeyrouse said in a telephone interview from Louisiana.
    "It took a week before he could walk normally."

    The dog was skinny but not malnourished, and no one could figure out how he ate because his mouth was blocked by overgrown hair. He has packed on some weight since his rescue and now weighs 2.5 kilograms.

    Sores hidden beneath the fur healed once they were exposed to the air.
    "Now he's a social butterfly," Lapeyrouse said. "We have to go slow, but he wags his nub of a tail and is seeking interaction with people."

    Several people have filled out adoption papers. Ripley Entertainment Inc., parent of the Ripley's Believe It or Not! brand in Orlando, Fla., will offer the new owners a gift card for future grooming and other expenses. It also donated US$400 to the shelter and may feature the former fur ball in its next book.
    Hair on dog found in Louisiana ditch so matted, overgrown he couldn't walk - Winnipeg Free Press



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    Oh JFC! That poor baby. My heart cries at these stories. Thank gawd he was found and helped. In the first pic you can't even tell it's a dog. But what a handsome guy underneath all the mess.

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    Oh god, poor darling, so glad he is ok

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    OMG poor guy--I'm glad several people have filed to adopt him. He's in a better place now...
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    And he's getting neutered on Monday.

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    Poor baby. That is awful, but love the happy ending.
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    Oh, he's darling. I'm so glad he was found and helped. I hope he gets a wonderful family.

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    wow, what a lucky dog to be found and fixed up all pretty.
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    What a little angel. I'm so glad someone rescued him and made him "new" again.

    Wherever he goes, that will be one lucky family.
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    Poor little dog. So glad they rescued him.


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    Cousin Itt in canine format. You'd never guess there's such a cute little guy under all that crap.
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    Good god! What a mess! But I'm so glad he's doing well and will be loved.
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