Thirty neglected dogs found with fur so matted their breeds were unrecognisable have been given an incredible makeover after being rescued.
Their amazing transformation can be seen in before and after images shared after they were rescued by the RSPCA last week.
Staff at the animal charity were “left in tears” at the state of some of the dogs after they were found at a kennels in Skegness, Lincs.
Shocking pictures showed the animals with horrendously overgrown and matted coats – which left them with skin problems that required veterinary care.
Some of the pups needed emergency dental work to enable them to eat properly, while others were found covered in faeces.
They are now beginning to enjoy life as pampered pooches after having their heavy matted fur shaved, at the Radcliffe Animal Centre in Nottingham where they will recover until they are ready to be re-homed.
The RSPCA was alerted to the plight of the dogs before the kennel owner agreed to sign the pets over into its care.
Ella Carpenter, manager at Radcliffe Animal Centre, said: “The dogs were taken for immediate veterinary attention where many were so badly matted they had to have their fur shaved off, this process which took several hours.
“The matting had caused skin problems for some of the dogs so they have been having regular baths while here and have also enjoyed some more clipping to make them feel more comfortable.
“Many also needed emergency dental work as their teeth were so rotten and some were struggling to eat properly and they were in pain.
“In total 80 teeth have had to be removed from five dogs and they are now on antibiotics and pain relief.
“They really were unrecognisable as to their breeds when rescued but they are all looking great now and are a lot more comfortable in themselves.
“They have a new lease of life and are now able to move freely without experiencing the pain of those heavy matts, glued together with excrement, pulling and tearing at their skin.”
“We will spend the coming weeks rehabilitating them and will give them lots of care and attention so when we are ready to re-home the dogs we can match them with a perfect future owner.”