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Abandoned dog so matted he could barely walk, finds forever home

Life as a homeless dog is hard enough. Your life consists of rummaging through garbage for food, trying not to get hit by a car, and searching for someone to save you. Now imagine you were homeless but your fur was so matted, you could barely walk. That was life for a whole month for Freight – a beautiful collie roaming around a Chicago railroad yard. Freight’s fur was so matted he couldn’t even move his back legs. He was so scared he avoided all efforts to catch him.
Thankfully, the Trio Animal Foundation of Chicago Illinois was finally able to capture Freight. His fur was so bad, they couldn’t even tell whether he was male or female. Freight was covered in twigs, dirt, dried feces, urine, and burrs – he couldn’t even fully extend his hind legs to relieve himself:

We could not tell the gender of Freight due to his matted fur.

Posted by Trio Animal Foundation on Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Once the matted fur was finally shaved off, Freight was able to move his legs and relieve himself in comfort:
Freight then received a warm, medicated bath and was taken to the vet where he was diagnosed with heartworms and internal parasites.
It was obvious it would take a while for Freight to make a full recovery. Luckily, he was placed in a foster home where he would be able to spend his time recovering in peace:

FREIGHT UPDATE 5/25/16: Freight has spent the last 4 weeks recovering from his first round of heartworm treatment in...

Posted by Trio Animal Foundation on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
With time and love, Freight began to open up. The once shy collie began to crave affection and even started to give kisses to his doctors:

As if to say, “thank you,” our timid Freight walked up to a member of his medical team, stood on his back legs and gave...

Posted by Trio Animal Foundation on Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Eventually, Freight’s foster parents became so attached to him, they were “foster fails” and adopted him: 

THE DAY HAS COME WHEN FREIGHT HAS FOUND HIS FOREVER HOME! When TAF was contacted about Freight he was in pretty bad...

Posted by Trio Animal Foundation on Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Now Freight will receive all the love and attention he so desperately deserves!
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