Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser

BoredPanda Add post form topAdd Post Search
Tooltip close

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Abandoned Dog Gets The Transformation Of A Lifetime When 6 Pounds Of Mats Are Removed
User submission
4.4K
194.9K

Abandoned Dog Gets The Transformation Of A Lifetime When 6 Pounds Of Mats Are Removed

ADVERTISEMENT

When San Antonio, Texas police officers found Hamish the Cocker Spaniel he was unidentifiable. The crew was first alerted of the spaniel by a call that there was an animal struggling in the middle of the road and were shocked when they came across a dirty, wooly, abandoned creature. Hamish was immediately sent to the San Antonio Animal Care Services to receive medical care.

In September the shelter posted the pup’s story on social media and caught the attention of local rescue group Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin and San Antonio

The neglected pup hiding underneath weighed only 12 – 13lbs, when he should weigh over 20lbs, and was suffering from health problems

Hamish underwent dental surgery to remove any bad teeth and lost most of them. According to the Cocker Spaniel Rescue, an adult dog has up to 42 teeth. The abandoned dog was left with 11 after dental surgery. His lack of teeth led to more problems.

“No doubt about it, his previous humans failed him. He still needs a bit of a touch-up, but you can tell how much better he already feels! He is now a CSRA kid and will be getting the medical care he needs to get him ready to find his new forever home. Welcome to the family, Hamish!”

Hamish needed to gain weight and without the ability to chew well this was a struggle

With a diet of soft food and weight gaining supplements, he is on the way to recovery

ADVERTISEMENT

Hamish’s low body weight combined with the cool temperatures in Central Texas means lots of sweaters

ADVERTISEMENT

Hamish – “what is this thing you call grass?”

He even has a baby foster sister who he loves dearly

Having fun on an air mattress at the foster home

Hamish is currently in a foster home but is looking for a permanent family to love him

ADVERTISEMENT

195Kviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Start the discussion
Add photo comments
POST
zori-i-iana avatar
Zori the degu
Community Member
5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor little thing, it's great they found him and helped him, though. I'm sure he will find his new family soon, it's hard not to fall in love with this grumpy-looking furry face!

diane1atk avatar
dopethronepunkuk avatar
HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, i really despise the ugly inhabitants of this planet, mankind (ha the irony) really doesn't deserve that name, all i seem to see these days is animal abuse and child abuse stories, my already depleted soul dies a little bit everytime i see a dog liek this.

Load More Replies...
catmarshall57 avatar
BusLady
Community Member
5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The dejected look on his face is heartbreaking. He probably has never had anyone love him or take care of him. I'm glad this became a success story. ❤❤❤❤

marneederider40 avatar
Marnee DeRider
Community Member
5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's even sadder is that an adult dog would need to be "taken care of, especially this way. That an animal is bred to such a position that their own hair can kill him is a big part of the problem. Humans breeding dogs into fluffs of adorableness that can't survive without a tremendous amount of physical care is abominable to me. An adult dog should be a partner to be happy, like any adult creature. It's not a baby, nor a child. He should have been taken care of as a puppy. He should have had a good set of humans to live with as an adult, with them caring for him, and hopefully something he can do for them.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
zori-i-iana avatar
Zori the degu
Community Member
5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor little thing, it's great they found him and helped him, though. I'm sure he will find his new family soon, it's hard not to fall in love with this grumpy-looking furry face!

diane1atk avatar
dopethronepunkuk avatar
HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, i really despise the ugly inhabitants of this planet, mankind (ha the irony) really doesn't deserve that name, all i seem to see these days is animal abuse and child abuse stories, my already depleted soul dies a little bit everytime i see a dog liek this.

Load More Replies...
catmarshall57 avatar
BusLady
Community Member
5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The dejected look on his face is heartbreaking. He probably has never had anyone love him or take care of him. I'm glad this became a success story. ❤❤❤❤

marneederider40 avatar
Marnee DeRider
Community Member
5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's even sadder is that an adult dog would need to be "taken care of, especially this way. That an animal is bred to such a position that their own hair can kill him is a big part of the problem. Humans breeding dogs into fluffs of adorableness that can't survive without a tremendous amount of physical care is abominable to me. An adult dog should be a partner to be happy, like any adult creature. It's not a baby, nor a child. He should have been taken care of as a puppy. He should have had a good set of humans to live with as an adult, with them caring for him, and hopefully something he can do for them.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Trending on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda