Sheep in Desperate Need of a Trim Loses Almost 90 Pounds of Wool

This incredibly overgrown sheep was found roaming in Canberra, Australia, and animal welfare workers were forced to call for help.

Thankfully a sheep shearer gave a helping hand and removed nearly 90 pounds of wool from the sheep.

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Tammy Ven Dange, CEO of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, called attention to the poor animal by tweeting:


She told The Canberra Times: "If it is not sheared, it's actually cruel." 

Ian Elkins, a former Australian Shearing Champion who lives in the city, volunteered to give the sheep a cut.

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Van Dange gave fans an update:

She also shared photos of the process: 

Almost 90 pounds of wool was taken off the animal.

Elkins told ABC in Australia: "It was a challenge but the sheep was calm and the vets gave it a mild sedation before we started the shear."

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