This matted, flea-infested dog found living on the streets is unrecognizable after rescue

Homeless Maltese with Matted Hair Looks Unrecognizable After Rescue
Homeless Maltese with Matted Hair Looks Unrecognizable After Rescue


A flea-infested dog who was found living on the streets of California has made an astonishing transformation thanks to some love and care.

The Maltese dog's fur was completed matted when she was found seeking shade beneath a car as temperatures soared to 100 degrees.

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Hope for Paws received a call about the severely matted dog and gained her trust by offering her water and pieces of hamburger, a video of the rescue shows.

After encouraging her to come out, the dog was taken to a shelter and named "Violet." Her hair was filled with fleas and ticks, so she was shaved and washed. She was also treated for anemia and dehydration.

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She emerged as a healthy and clean pup - a far cry from how she was found on the streets.

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"As her body healed, she transformed into a happy, playful dog!" the rescue group wrote on the video.

She has gone to a foster home but is up for adoption. For more information about Hope for Paws, visit their website.

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