1. Staff from the Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago discovered this dog in an appalling condition at a shelter at the weekend.
Sue Naiden, who founded the charitable organisation, said they couldn’t even work out which end the dog’s head was.
2. “Flies and gnats swarmed around the pup and what appeared to be the dog’s back legs dragged on the floor and left a watery trail … just like a snail,” she said.
“As it turned out, the dog had two very petite legs hidden underneath all the knotted fur and the outer appendages were just matted fur and debris.”
5. “For the next hour and a half, I held Ellen while Kelli quickly worked to shave the heavy casing of fur away from her body,” the Trio Animal Foundation founder said.
“Even though we had to pull out fur that had grown two inches down her ear canal and shave matted fur away from her irritated paper-thin skin, never once did Ellen growl or show her teeth.”