The three little ladies Candy, Angel, and Katie were in a very bad condition after their owner brought them to the Spokane Humane Society and asked for them to be euthanized.
The Shih Tzus’ bodies were all covered in matted fur, and according to their owner they would often express aggressive behavior which obviously was just a result of the state they found themselves in.
“The mats covered the dogs from wet licorice nose to wagging tail tip tearing at their skin every time they moved,” the society wrote on Facebook. “Their nails were so long they curled like buck horns.”
“All three had bad teeth — they were a smelly, miserable trio and quite possibly also in a lot of pain.”
The staff felt sorry for the poor girls so they convinced the owner to leave the dogs to the organization so that they could take further care of them.
Eventually, 13 pounds of tangled and matted fur was taken off the pups, and they got completely new looks.
The ladies’ bodies were then treated for infections and they were taking steps towards their new, happier, and healthier lives.
However, this wouldn’t be possible without the help of the whole community and all the kind people who stepped in. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it obviously takes one too to help a dog.
Around $3000 were raised to cover the medical bills.
The doggies appeared to be very sweet, and not aggressive at all.
“We knew we’d probably find some health issues under all that fur,” the society wrote, “but what we also found were three handsome – though slightly chubby – little dogs with big brown eyes and surprisingly easygoing personalities.
“No one bit anyone.”
The dogs are now feeling well and are looking forward to their new life in the potential families. Those willing to take the lovely Shi Tzus in should make sure to comb their fur regularly and keep them clean.
We hope they will all be around loving people as soon as possible, and feel the love they lacked all those years.
“This is part of what we do: we take on what looks like hopeless cases and give them another chance at life — and we couldn’t continue to do that without your support,” the society wrote.