Photo Credit: Cape SPCA

Meet Boonoonoonoos, the dog who underwent 60 minutes of grooming.


Cape Town, South Africa (17 June 2021) – The dog looked like a cross between a wool carpet and the contents of a barber shop’s bin.

This is according to Cape Town’s SPCA’s field officer, Norman Benya, who responded to a call to collect a dog from nearby Athlone.

The dog’s coat was so matted that this dog carried a solid ball of fur on his side bigger than he was. Matted fur covered the rest of this little body in clumps of various shapes and sizes, and faecal matter stuck his tail to the fur on his behind.

There was no end to the tangled fur that restricted his movements to such a degree that walking was difficult for him. His little legs were barely visible. Thankfully, Benya stepped in!

Benya brought him directly to the clinic.

“There was much work still to do but seeing the newly exposed snow-white coat under that massive grey matt was all the encouragement our hospital team needed,” Banya said.

“It quickly became clear that this dog had never been to a groomer in his life.  Fearful of the clippers around his ears or near his face meant he had to be sedated to enable our team to complete the task at hand.”

It was soon all hands on deck to free this little guy from his personal prison.

Tipping the scales at around 1.6kg’s, the knotted and matted fur was finally gone, and underneath it, a gorgeous little body and face appeared!  Meet Boonoonoonoos or Boo for short. The name means sweetheart in Jamaican Patois.

You can contribute to Boo’s care via the SPCA website here.

Photo: Supplied

Sources: Press Release | SPCA
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