‘Pounds of fur’ removed from neglected California pup

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(KSEE/NBC News) A severely neglected poodle is recovering after an amazing haircut provided by a Fresno, California animal shelter.

Jareth is a 5-year-old poodle and was surrendered to the Valley Animal Center with two pounds of matted fur covering his body.

Vets said he was severely neglected and had been living like this for at least 6 months. He was surrendered to the Valley Animal Center and the team sprang into action.

“It is really heavy. He wasn’t moving very much, very weak and couldn’t see out of either eye,” says Valley Animal Center’s Devon Prendergast.

Veterinarians sedated Jareth before they began working to shave off the fur.

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