“He was covered in thick, hard mats (the worst we've ever seen) from head to paw,” Paige Daugherty of CARES told The Dodo. “His mats had been there for so long that they had grown together between his feet and his ears. Beneath the mats, hundreds of fleas were running rampant.”
Between the fleas and the weight of all his fur, poor Rags was incredibly uncomfortable, but the little dog barely showed it. From the moment he arrived at the shelter, Rags was calm and sweet, and just seemed so grateful for all the attention, despite the awful state he was in.