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Dog Groomer Opens Shop In Middle Of Night To Give Stray Dog Haircut, Found Beauty Beneath ‘Matted Fur’

Written by: Dee Michaels
Dee Michaels is a passionate and accomplished writer, renowned for his heartwarming and engaging stories on more
| Published on June 13, 2023

A couple driving down a highway near Oviedo, Florida, came upon something that made them come to a halt. They saw a dog walking along the side of the road without knowing where he was heading and nearly colliding with traffic. They abruptly pulled over and went to see if everything was all right with the animal. Meet Lucky, THIS is his INCREDIBLE story and happy ending!

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They were taken aback by his physical condition. He had severely matted fur that restricted his mobility and concealed much of his face, so he couldn’t see where he was going and almost got hit. He was barely responsive and appeared to have been abandoned and neglected for the most part of his life.

The pair was unable to leave him there. As a result, they elected to take him with them in the vehicle. However, because they were unable to care for him over the night, they issued an appeal on social media – which was answered by groomer Kari Falla.


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When a dog’s coat is matted to the point that blood flow is restricted, as well as bruising, it can happen. Kari recognized she couldn’t wait till the following day to assist him when she saw him in such terrible condition.

Kari rushed to her BGE Grooming salon at 3 a.m., half-frozen and terrified. She remarked, “Nothing could have prepared me for what I saw.” It had a horrible smell, and the dog was unable to walk. “It smelled like death,” she added. Kari worked tirelessly till 4 a.m.. He was completely shaved, and she guessed he’d been sporting unkempt fur for more than two years. They decided to call him Lucky while they waited for his veterinarian visit.


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The veterinarian’s office was the next big surprise. It appears that Lucky is both blind and deaf, which adds to his matted fur and poor condition. Had he not been found by the lovely pair, he would have undoubtedly died on the road before the night was over because of his matted fur and terrible shape.

After the surgery, the veterinarian neutered Lucky and administered vaccines and dental cleaning. The search for a permanent home for him began next. Zachary Blair was inspired by Lucky’s tale of goodwill when everyone came together to help him that he couldn’t wait to offer him a forever home. We absolutely LOVE happy endings and this was one of them!

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