Blackie came to us completely matted and covered with fecal matter (matted into his fur), he is emaciated - an adult Cocker Spaniel should weigh around 22-25lbs. and he's a mere 13lbs.
His mouth is full of rotting teeth (surgery to come in about 2 weeks).
He had an embedded collar that was removed at some point and left scarring where it buried itself in his neck.
He is weak and has lost muscle mass.
In short, he's a mess - but we've since clipped and bathed, clipped and bathed until he's at the very least, mat free and clean.
Ironically, another area rescue REFUSED to take him in, saying "He's too old, drop him off to the pound"!!
But we're always on the side of seniors - we figure they've met us at least halfway, surviving long enough to find our rescue, so we'll do our part and help them! Isn't that what rescues do
He's skin and bones - our vet was shocked, as I was, at his body condition - and you know, we've seen horrible crap before, so that's saying a lot!
He's sooo very sweet...
If you note his donated Collarmania, you'll see it is actually loose and these sizes are snug on Dachshunds