Jareth, a 5-year-old poodle, was surrendered to the Valley Animal Center in Fresno, California, earlier this week. The specifics on his background are unclear, but it was obvious the dog had suffered severe neglect at home.
"Our staff was in complete shock as they carried him into our adoption center," Devon Prendergast, community relations coordinator for the shelter, told The Dodo. "One of his eyes was completely covered by the matted fur and stickers intertwined in the fur. His feet were so matted that his pads couldn’t touch the surface of the ground and he could barely move."