For far too long, little Timberly was kept outside in the middle of the cold Chicago winter. His mom had fallen incredibly ill, and she thought it would be best to keep Timberly outside so that he wouldn’t somehow make her sicker. After a local cat feeder noticed Timberly shivering in the cold and contacted The Anti-Cruelty Society, rescuers got involved, and were able to convince the woman to surrender Timberly into their care.
When Timberly arrived at the shelter, the first thing rescuers noticed about him was his matted fur. He was completely covered in thick, tangled mats, and it seemed as if the poor dog hadn’t been groomed in years — or maybe ever.