The neglect directed towards this puppy was obvious, but the damage to his spirit was even worse. It will take him some time to forget and trust humans again. There are many forms of animal cruelty. Not just physical torment, but also psychological harm in the form of terror and distress.
His fur was so matted he was unable to eat or see, and he could barely move. And the “smell was unbelievable like towels that have been soured for months—only worse,” SCAR wrote on their Facebook. He was also terrified of humans.
“Our hearts are broken for these sweet babies,” SCAR wrote. “The abuse and neglect never seem to end.”
A female pup named Rita was also rescued from the barn with Bob, she was matted as well, although not as badly, so was given a nice trim.
“She doesn’t look nearly as bad as he does but is still completely matted with very few teeth left.”