“OMG…a Poodle…it looks more like an alien! This is shocking & has infuriated the hell out of me! I’m sick of seeing instances like this. That poor girl must have been in agony, carrying those massive locks of matted hair around. Why for the love of God, does somebody get a dog like this & not brush it weekly?? I just don’t understand the mentality of some people…do they really look at the dog & think it’s ok? well they must do; or else we wouldn’t keep seeing dogs in such appalling conditions!”

“All I can say is thank the Lord she was rescued, had she not been; I fear her life would have ended sooner & in a severe amount of pain too! But I have to ask, why the hell was this person not prosecuted for this? Just because they allowed the dog to be surrendered, does not excuse them, when all it needed was a daily quick brush; it just sheer bloody laziness!

“Ok, those that surrender due to unforeseen circumstances, who have not caused the animal any pain or neglected it in any way; no, don’t punish the responsible owners!”

 “I say, punish those who surrender an animal, that has obviously been neglected, abused or cruelly treated; like this poor girl, looks like she had been neglected for a very long time, if not her whole life; her owners should still be prosecuted!! Had they not surrendered her, they would have eventually had the dog taken off them & have been prosecuted…in these cases, it just doesn’t seem fair. These owners get off Scott free; & still have the luxury of buying further animals if they so wish! No, the law needs to be changed to reflect the difference in circumstances when surrendered!!”

“Why the hell get a dog, who’s coat is going to need attention if you have no intention of either keeping it clean & brushed yourself; or sending it to a fur dresser? I’m sorry but I have little sympathy with those who say, I couldn’t do it, or couldn’t afford to send to a fur dresser…that is no excuse. God chose to give humans a voice, so they should bloody well use it. Surely they could ask the local shelter or somebody to help, but far too many times the owner doesn’t say anything!! I don’t know how they can look at their pets & think every is fine or just pretend everything is hunky dory! “

“If a murderer handed himself in, should that mean he doesn’t have to pay for his crime? No, he will still be punished…what’s the difference??

“I have Yorkshire Terrier’s whose hair, I believe is the most similar to human hair, it certainly grows like human hair & they don’t moult. In the summer, they have their coats cut fairly short; which is much easier to maintain. But it gets still gets knotted if not brushed; for easiness on my part, they have 2 brushes, one is kept in the pocket of my wheelchair, the other next to my bed; so wherever I am, they get brushed until they decide to run off. However, during the winter I let their coats grow to keep them warm; & although they are still bathed & brushed every month, like in summer…they both still go to the fur dresser  every 12 weeks. Why? well the main reason is their hair needs to be cut around their faces, nails trimmed & anal glands seen to! Plus they both have needle sharp teeth; I only have 2 hands & rather like the 10 fingers I have…so it’s best left to the professionals!!

DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Animal shelter volunteers in Denton have rescued a neglected 14-year-old poodle and are hoping to soon give her a new life.

Ginger as she was brought in

Ginger as she was brought in

Ginger was rescued from a hoarding situation in Denton when her owner decided to give her up in hoping someone would provide a better home.

“Her hair was matted so badly that it was matted into her mouth,” said Stacy Smith with the Humane Society of Flower Mound. “There’s still hair that we’re not able to get out of her teeth until we’re able to put her under anesthesia.”

Smith says doctors have treated Ginger for dehydration, though other health concerns remain according to the shelter Facebook page.

“She has a heart murmur and is running a fever–no surprise she has an infection going on so she got a shot and we’ll run bloodwork tomorrow when she is rehydrated a bit.”

Ginger after being shaved, bless her!

Ginger has so far eaten a big meal of specially prepared food and is resting comfortably.

People can follow Ginger’s progress at #gingerthepoodle on twitter.

News Link & Audio file:-http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/02/08/poodle-gets-makeover-chance-at-new-life/#photo-2