Well over 2,000 animals came through the doors of the Nebraska Humane Society’s grooming room in 2011. Some of them needed only baths, some medicated dips and some haircuts. Pounds and pounds of hair were shed in that room last year.
The following is a list of the top 20 most extreme grooming makeovers of 2011:
20. Latte, the scared little Shih-Tzu who came to the shelter as a stray. Read her story here.
19. Mason, an eight-year-old, long-haired Tabby cat. He was a stray, too. See his tale here.
18. Pookie, a Maltese mix who was surrendered to the shelter by his owners. Read his story here.
17. Gretzky, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel who was a victim of animal cruelty. See his story here.
16. Jack, the Miniature Poodle mix surrendered by his owners. See his makeover here.
15. Oscar, an eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel who was a stray. See his story here.
14. Rockefeller, a four-year-old victim of animal cruelty. See his makeover here.
13. Mr. Wiggles, a six-year-old Shih-Tzu who came to the shelter as a stray. See his tale here.
12. Flower, a one-year-old Shih-Tzu mix who was a stray. See her story here.
11. Harley, a two-year-old English Cocker Spaniel surrendered by his owners. Read his story here.
10. Princess, a seven-year-old, medium-haired cat surrendered by her owners. See her tale here.
9. Snookie, a one-year-old Lhasa Apso mixed breed who was a stray. See her makeover here.
8. Mojo, the Shih-Tzu who saved some of his cat brethren. Read his story here.
7. Magoo, a Soft-coated Wheaton terrier who was a stray. See his makeover here.
6. Bella, the lovable Persian surrendered by her owner. Read about her here.
5. Miss Kitty, the Lhasa Apso who got an emergency makeover. Read about it here.
4. Boo, the victim of animal cruelty. Read his story here.
3. Franklin, the stray Cocker Spaniel. See his story here.
2. Tuck, the stray five-year-old Shih-Tzu. See his makeover here.
1. Salsa, the one-year-old stray Shih-Tzu. Read about her here.
All the pets in the countdown have found forever homes with families who will care for them the way they deserve. The importance of grooming your pet cannot be overstated. Make a resolution to keep your pets healthy and pain-free in 2012.
See corresponding before and after pictures in the slide show at left!
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