This Matted, Flea-Infested Dog Found Living on the Streets is Unrecognizable After Rescue
The Maltese dog's fur was completed matted when she was found seeking shade beneath a car as temperatures soared to 100 degrees.
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.
She emerged as a healthy and clean pup - a far cry from how she was found on the streets.
"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, where she is settling in well with other pups.
For more information about Hope for Paws, visit their website.