OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Humane Society recently cleaned up a dog with an extreme case of matting.
After the Humane Society spent time cleaning the dog up and providing some surgery, NHS will tell her story today at 2:00. They will have multiple photos of the "before" and "after" of the dog's condition.
We carefully cut through the grimy hair with no idea what we would find underneath. Our vet, Dr. Amber Horn, was worried that we wouldn't be able to save her legs. A past dog had matted hair so bad it had cut off the blood flow of a dog's leg, requiring partial amputation. pic.twitter.com/J28SJ9tjc4— Nebraska Humane (@NEHumaneSociety) September 13, 2019
It took an hour to remove the 9 pounds of matted weight from Ellie Mae's 11-pound body. One food was infected. She would need hernia surgery, dental work, and she had muscle wasting and arthritis in her back end, after years of not being used. pic.twitter.com/rtc5WkfPvX— Nebraska Humane (@NEHumaneSociety) September 13, 2019
Warning: Some of the photos in this thread will be graphic.— Nebraska Humane (@NEHumaneSociety) September 13, 2019
Ellie Mae came to NHS a few weeks ago and was the worst case of matting we had ever seen. She was covered in 9 pounds of smelly and matted hair. Luckily our team sprung into action and now she's doing better than ever. pic.twitter.com/VsFqEiieSY