A man in Russia passed away, and his dog was given to some people who should have never, ever been entrusted with his life. For one year after his owner had passed the Bobtail dog was neglected. He was given just enough food and water to survive. His thick coat soon became so heavily matted the dog could barely walk.
Bobtails are an Old English Sheepdog and have very thick coats. They also need a lot of attention and exercise.
This dog had none of those things. Rescuers got news of the dog and took him out of that terrible place.
When they found him, he was soaked in urine and encrusted with feces. They named him Cocos. Cocos was barely recognizable as a living creature.
One this was certain, Cocos needed help and love! Cocos was taken to a medical center where six staff members worked to remove all of Cocos matted fur.