Severely matted dog found dumped by the road in the middle of the night

(Mayhew Press Release) A poodle, who was so matted that he could barely see, was recently discovered roaming the streets after being dumped on the busy North Circular road in the middle of the night.

A member of the public noticed the 10-year-old wandering into the road and nearly getting hit by oncoming traffic in Dollis Hill, North West London, so immediately called the police.

At 4am the police brought the poodle, named Brian (pic below), into animal welfare charity, Mayhew.

Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, Tania Mazzoni, said: “When Brian first arrived he was so matted that he kept bumping into walls because he couldn’t see properly. The poor poodle even had excrement caught up in his fur and was filthy.

“We don’t know how long he’d been walking the streets of North West London for, but he was so exhausted, and finally feeling safe, he fell asleep while our Kennels team were clipping him.

“We can’t imagine how terrifying it must have been for Brian to be left like that and we wish whoever had abandoned him had called us first. At Mayhew we are here to assist and advise on the best course of action for the animal, no matter what the problem is.”

After being clipped, Brian was quickly seen to by Mayhew’s experienced Vet team at their on-site Community Vet Clinic and was given a thorough health check.

Mayhew vet, Dr Emma Robinson, said: “When Brian first arrived he was very matted and dirty, so he had to be clipped and bathed. He had a vaccination and flea and worming treatment. He also has some problems with his eyes, which still need further investigation.”

Mayhew hopes that with their help Brian will recover and find the happy ending he deserves, but the charity desperately needs help to continue caring for animals like him. So please consider a donation to help them help even more animals like Brian by texting “PAWS32 £3” or your chosen amount up to £10 to 70070.

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