… and were shocked to find that, underneath all the fur, Benji was missing one of his legs.
Unfortunately, Benji’s matted fur had gotten so bad that it had cut off the circulation to one of his legs, and he had lost it. Rescuers are unsure how long poor Benji had been missing the leg for.
“In all my years as an inspector I have never seen a matted dog as bad as this,” O’Riordan said. “The person who let him get to a condition like this is truly the lowest of the low, there is just no excuse for it.”
It took two hours to get Benji completely shaved, and when all was said and done, over 2 pounds of fur were shaved off his surprisingly tiny body. Once his fur was gone, Benji looked like some sort of poodle mix, but no one can be completely sure of that just yet.