This 4-year-old rescue dog was found by Kansas City Animal Control chained in a backyard, without food or water, with over 5 pounds of matted fur and his nose partly missing.
Tori Fugate from the KC Pet Project in Kansas City Tells ABC News “He was severely matted. It was of the worst cases we’ve ever seen,” She goes on to say that, “There had been a couple of complaints filed against the owner that the dog was not being cared for. He’s now living in a foster home and he’s doing so well.”
“We don’t know his entire back-story, but we imagine that this is the first time he’s slept in a soft bed,” Fugate said.
Following his cosmetic changes, Fugate said the shelter staff began assessing Harry’s medical needs.
Fugate adds that Harry could have accidentally hurt his nose or it could have been done on purpose by someone else.
“We think he’s mostly blind,” she said. “He has scarred corneas from entropion, which is from when your eyelashes turn inside out. They could only be removed with surgery.
As for his nose, Fugate said Harry could have accidentally hurt himself or it could have been done on purpose by someone else.
Fugate tells ABC News that Harry requires as much love as any other animal.
“He does startle a little bit whenever petted, but warms up to new people very easily,” “We all fell hard for him while he was at the shelter, and we’re thrilled that he is now living comfortably in a home environment. They’re spoiling him with love, which is exactly what he needs and deserves.”
Fugate added that any donations made to Harry through the KC Pet Project, which supports costs of abused, sick or critically injured pets in the Kansas City area, are also being matched by the Roadrunner Fund.