The Trio Animal Foundation has a beautiful before and after story for you that comes in the shape of a little boy named Steve, who is barely two years old.
When Steve first arrived at Trio Animal Foundation, he was in such a state that they couldn’t even tell if he was a boy or a girl. He is so traumatized by whatever he has been through that he won’t even let anyone close enough to touch him.
The only contact Steve would accept when he was first taken in was this squishy lion in his pen to keep him feeling safe.
And even though we think Steve looks beautiful here despite being in need of a bit of a makeover, he desperately needed taking care of for his health.
Steve was so nervous that he had to be sedated to receive his medical groom! But look at him when he was rid of all that knotted, matted fur!
For the first time in who knows how long, Steve was able to lift his leg to pee, because all that awful fur that was pulling painfully on his skin and groin is gone!
The Trio Animal Foundation is now using their lovely therapy dogs to make sure Steve is as comfortable as he can be.
It must be so hard for him to trust any human or another animal, but these dogs are professional and won’t slack on their task!
Here they are all together probably offering Steve some tips and tricks for his new start in life.
And because we can’t resist it, here is a side by side of Steve before and after his treatment. Keep fighting, little man! There is a forever home out there that will give you all the love (and grooming) that you need!
We see so many dogs that are little more than a mass of matted fur, that it feels like nothing can surprise us anymore. The level of neglect these dogs go through to get into this state makes us furious, and yet they still keep coming! We cannot neglect these beautiful animals until they are in so much agony from their fur tightly pulling at their skin; there is simply no need for anyone to leave a dog to get like that.
Trio Animal Foundation fights for homeless dogs, assisting shelters, rescues, and individuals with medical bills for their treatment, and promoting pet adoption once these dogs recover. Their work is vital and needs all the support we can give them to keep going. Please consider making a donation. Visit their Facebook page to find out more.
Image Source: Trio Animal Foundation