We take 30 dogs into our care after many found with horrendous matted fur

We take 30 dogs into our care after many found with horrendous matted fur

We've taken on 30 dogs after they were found in a neglected state in kennels outside a property in Lincolnshire.

Severely matted dog © RSPCA

We were alerted to the plight of the dogs last week and the owner agreed to sign the pets over into our care.

Some of the dog's fur was so matted their breeds were unrecognisable and many were covered in faeces.

The dogs were all cross-breeds and included Dachshunds, Yorkshire Terriers, Toy Poodles and German Shepherd types.

They were taken by our rescuers for immediate veterinary attention where many were so badly matted they had to have their fur shaved off.

The matting had caused skin problems for some of the dogs and many also needed emergency dental work to enable them to eat properly.

All the dogs will be in our care for rehabilitation until they're ready to be rehomed.

Removing the matted hair has already helped

Ella Carpenter, our Radcliffe Animal Centre manager, said:

"Clearly the dogs had been neglected for a significant amount of time and required their coats to be completely shaved and urgent dentals to be carried out. They were unrecognisable as to their breeds.

"One dog was in such a state she had pus leaking from her mouth. It was so upsetting to see, it reduced the rescue staff to tears.

"Thankfully, dematting and removing the vast majority of their overgrown fur has already given the dogs a new lease of life.

"They are now able to move freely without experiencing the pain of those heavy matts, glued together with excrement, pulling and tearing at their skin.

"We'll continue to regularly bathe them to help improve their skin condition and we will spend the coming weeks rehabilitating them and will give them lots of care and attention so when we are ready to re-home the dogs we can match them with a perfect future owner."