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Neglected dog covered in matted fur gets makeover

April 22nd, 2021

This is Nexxus.

Nexxus needs a makeover badly! She was found in a recently deceased person’s home by authorities and brought to Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Her hair was so overgrown and matted that she couldn’t even see. The condition that this poor puppy was in was shocking.

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Trauma center.

Upon arrival at the shelter, Nexxus was quickly taken to the trauma center to be shaved. With the number of mats Nexxus had, this proved to be a very difficult task.

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This shaving process was extremely delicate and time-consuming. As you can see in the video, it’s as if Nexxus understands how badly this is needed, as she appears to just lie there and let the vet techs do their work.

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By the time that the vet techs were ready to shave Nexxus’s face, tail, and feet, she was sedated in the hopes of keeping her more comfortable. Since these areas are so tender on a dog, they needed to make sure she wouldn’t make any quick movements which could lead to an injury.

All that hair!

This scale shows the shocking amount of hair that was removed from poor Nexxus.

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The hair that was removed was so matted, that it just kind of stuck together as if it were a puppy sweater. The weightlessness that Nexxus must now feel has to be the most freeing feeling she’s had in a very long time.

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Bath time.

After her hair cut, Nexxus was now ready for her first bath in who knows how long. Since her skin had been sheltered for so long by the growing mats of hair, it had to be a very gentle bath so it wouldn’t overwhelm her delicate skin.

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Makeover complete.

Once her haircut and bath were done, Nexxus was further evaluated and ready to find a new adoptive home.
Thanks to the angels that found Nexxus and brought her into the shelter, she has now had the makeover of a lifetime.

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Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

The mission of the Stray Rescue Of St. Louis according to their website:

“We seek out and take in those who no other organization will help or would simply euthanize because they are too expensive to heal. We rescue the abandoned, beaten, bred, fought, injured, terrified, defeated & betrayed. The minute they arrive, we look in their eyes & promise them ALL the second chance they deserve for health, home, commitment & love, no matter the time or cost.”

The amount of time, energy, love, and support that this rescue puts into these poor animals is mind-boggling. So many times, what started out as a sad, heartbreaking story, ends up with an absolutely soul-stirring ending.

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Pets for the seniors.

According to the American Heart Association, owning a pet reduces the risk of heart disease. This is due to the increased exercise needed, as well as the social aspect owning a pet involves.

Owning a pet provides emotional, social, and physical benefits to seniors and should not be overlooked. Like Nexxus, sadly though, many pets outlive their owners. This story highlights the importance of making sure you have a plan in place in case your pet outlives you.

Watch the makeover of Nexxus now!

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Source: Stray Rescue, PetMD

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