KC Pet Project saves dog with badly matted fur
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Dog found with badly matted fur and other health issues is on the mend thanks to a Good Samaritan and KC Pet project.
The dog, now named Simon, was dropped off at the KC Pet Project on Monday morning by someone who found him on the side of the street. He weighed nearly 20 pounds because of the lump of fur and dirt encrusted on his body.
The KC Pet Project veterinarian team sedated him and spent two hours shaving him. In the end, they removed over six pounds of matted fur and dirt.
The refuge posted a video of her transformation on TikTok, where it had been viewed more than 26 million times Wednesday afternoon.
Simon will need dental treatment and his skin is a bit dry, according to the shelter, but overall they say they are happy with his health.
“Everyone loves to see those before and after moments that show a pet at its worst and how, through medicine, love and care, they are able to make this remarkable transformation”, Tori Fugate, manager of communication at KC Pet Project, says.
The shelter said Simon was neutered, so it appears he was someone’s pet at some point.
However, it is not microchipped and had no tag. They are still looking for his owner, but they have also received dozens of requests to adopt him.
Fugate said the help they were able to give Simon was made possible through donations to the KC Pet Project’s Roadrunner Medical Fund.
Those interested in making a donation can do so on the KC Pet Project Website.