found in La. ditch had live cockroaches in fur

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  1. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ New Member

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    Its hair was so matted and overgrown, the poodle had to be sedated just to be groomed. Veterinarians found live and dead cockroaches snared in the 2 1/2 pounds of fur they cut from the dog.
    The dog's condition was so unbelievable that Tracy Lapeyrouse named him Ripley.

    more at link

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FEA_PETS_HAIRY_POODLE?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US

    poor little thing. His hair was so matted his mouth wassealed, they don't know how he ate!
     
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  3. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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    Oh, poor Ripley! Thank goodness he was rescued.

    Here is a little snippet of happy news from the link:

    The people at Ripley's Believe It or Not! must be good folks! :)
     
  4. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ New Member

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    fran Former Member

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    What a little sweety! Such a sad beginning, but hopefully a VERY happy ending.

    fran
     
  6. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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  7. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl A Nancy Drew Wannabe

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    OMG.......is that his face on the before pic??

    I can't tell what I'm looking at!!
     
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    21merc7 New Member

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    I wish I had not looked at the before picture. :( So sad. Roaches, on a dog! Eegads! I have never heard of that before, yuck, yuck, yuck. Thankfully he was found and looks like a loving little guy. I hope he gets a very nice home that spoils him silly. :)
     
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    Linda7NJ New Member

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    Yep, that's his face from the front...poor little thing! If I had seen that laying in a ditch I would have thought it was a pile of dryer lint
     
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    Melly53 New Member

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    Who would have thought that little cutie existed under all that matted hair! I would take him in a minute.
     
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    The only reason I can deal with the before is because they posted an after..what a cutie. That dog is probably freezing without that blanket of hair, it needs a sweater.
     
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    Can you imagine the environment this dog was living in prior to being left in the ditch? Reminds me of that show: "Animal Hoarders" on Animal Planet.
     
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    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Oh my dear Lord. Ripley. Glad that poor pup will get a good home.
     

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