Shelter Finds What They Assume To Be A Matted Dog Abandoned At Their Door

When the staff of Douglas County Animal Care & Services showed up to work one morning at their Nevada rescue, they saw a matted animal on the doorstep.

The pet was dropped off overnight, and the entire thing was caught on their surveillance footage. They assumed the badly matted pet was a dog, but they were very wrong.

An unidentified man was seen leaving the animal at the door in a crate and walking away from it for good.

Douglas County Animal Care & Services

Douglas County Animal Care & Services

The Douglas County Sheriff’s office posted to Facebook asking for assistance in identifying this person:

Douglas County Animal Care & Services

The staff assumed the animal to be a dog as a lot of neglected dogs end up looking that way. But they couldn’t be sure until they cut the fur off.

Douglas County Animal Care & Services

They couldn’t even turn the animal around to see its face because of all the fur and the way it was placed in the carrier.

Douglas County Animal Care & Services

So they took the top of the carrier off and removed the animal, and when they saw its face, they were stunned. They’d never seen a cat look like this before.

Douglas County Animal Care & Services

The poor thing couldn’t move and was a prisoner in its own fur.

Douglas County Animal Care & Services

Workers shaved 4.5 pounds of fur from the cat’s body, and he was finally looking like a cat again. The matted mess of fur filled a full-size kitchen trash bag!

Douglas County Animal Care & Services

With the fur removed, they could see the cat was also severely overweight. They named him Bob Marley and put him on a special diet.

Douglas County Animal Care & Services

The good news? Bob Marley was put up for adoption and found a forever home just a few days later! He’ll never have to worry about being neglected again. 🙂

Douglas County Animal Care & Services

As for the unidentified man who dropped the animal off at the shelter overnight, it’s not entirely clear whether he was abandoning his own pet or if he was trying to help an animal in need he may have come across.

Either way, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to talk to the man to find out all the information possible about the abandoned cat.

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We’ve all seen some unique and unlikely friendships over the years, but this one here may take the cake!

One day, a starving otter appeared at an elderly man’s door wanting some food. Ever since, Seppo Laamanen, 65, and Iivari the otter have been inseparable best friends.

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It all started when Seppo fed worms and fish to the small and malnourished otter who was clearly looking for food.

After that, the friendly animal repaid the kindness by visiting the man at his home in Punkaharju in easter Finland. This was the start of something special.

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There’s no way Seppo could’ve ever imagined it’d all lead to this. This adorably unique friendship is one for the ages, and it’s something you have to see to believe.

There’s nothing like the bond between two friends regardless of the species! 🙂

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10 Of The “Most Loyal” Dog Breeds On The Planet

Giving love and support to humans is something that some dogs do better than others.

While many dogs love everyone they meet and are willing to take treats or belly rubs from anyone, the pups we found are just the opposite.

These 10 dogs are some of the most loyal breeds on the planet. They are rock steady in their loyalty to their owner no matter what.

1) Akita

When the American Kennel Club (AKC) lists loyalty to describe the temperament of the Akita, you know they mean business. The beautiful double-coated working dog of Japanese ancestry is considered hardwired in protecting those she loves. They should be socialized with other dogs and people from the time they are puppies. Their silly, fun, but dignified personalities round out the loyal Akita.

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2) Boxer

This working dog is smart, full of energy, and oh so loyal to their family. They get along great with kids and have an innate instinct to protect their pack. He’s a watchdog with a heart of gold who oozes dedication to his owner.

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3) Skye Terrier

Known as the “small dog with the big ears,” this adorable breed hails from the Scottish Isle of Skye, hence the name. Whether you live in the city or the country, this small dog with a big personality is steadfast in snuggling, playtime, and remaining loyal to his owners.

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4) Beagle

This merry hound is friendly, curious and incredibly loyal. While he doesn’t mind the occasional couch potato time, this spunky pooch is energetic and merry. A fun fact about this hound: the breed standard is for 13 inches and under and another in the 13-15 inch category. No matter how you size him, these adorable dogs just want to cling to you.

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5) Shar-Pei

This wrinkly non-sporting breed is standoffish to strangers but very loyal to his owner. His ancient Chinese roots are part of the charm of the Shar-Pei. Regal, strong, and smart, if you want a BFF for life, this loose-skinned pooch may be the right choice for you.

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