Her matted fur prevented her from moving for years. It was a miracle that she could survive in that house alone after her owner’s death.
This story speaks about Ellie Mae, a Shih Tzu, who was found imprisoned and immobile in her fur after her human mama died years ago. When the dog arrived to Nebraska Humane Society, the vets were completely shocked as they need never seen a case like this.
What made things weirder was that the woman’s relative said that they didn’t know she had a dog! The vets surprised how the dog survived of these years inside the house! So, they sedated the 11-year-old dog to chop her 7-inch claws, and to shave 9-pound fur!
Ellie revealed herself as a sweet 11-pound dog, after removing grit, feces, and cocoon of hair. They then took her for surgery to repair a hernia and a few dental work.
The dog, who suffers from arthritis, is now receiving treatment for her muscle loss and infected foot. she is going to then be available for adoption.
Watch the video below.
As you can see, Ellie Mae is doing so much better. We’re glad that we were able to help her out when we did. pic.twitter.com/HUzzLXzkuW
— Nebraska Humane Society (@NEHumaneSociety) September 13, 2019