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Stray Mugley 'fur' happier with life

Leamington Editorial 23rd Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A STRAY Shih Tzu may have needed a hair of the dog after undergoing hours in the Dogs Trust groomers, shifting 1kg of matted hair – more than ten per cent of his body weight.

Two-year-old Mugley was taken to the charity’s Kenilworth site after being found wandering the streets.

He had a filthy, matted coat, which had stopped him from being able to see properly or even wag his tail.

And Mugley was underweight at just 8kg – but weighed just 7kg after his matted fur was removed.

Assistant manager John Cullen said: “Mugley was in a sorry state when he arrived. With such a matted coat his vision was hugely obscured and he had overheated, but despite this it was clear he was an affectionate, sweet-natured boy. After removing all that matted fur it was as if a different dog had been unveiled.”

And Mugley’s makeover has made the world of difference, as the pup has now been reserved and is set to head home with a loving family.

John said: “It was heart-warming to see the transformation after the hair was removed – he was ecstatic when he was finally able to wag his tail. He began zooming around and it immediately became clear what a happy fun–loving lad he is.

“His story from unwanted stray to a much-loved family pet is now complete as we are delighted that he has been reserved to go to a happy new home.”

Visit www.dogstrust.org.uk to find out more about adopting a dog.