Its hair was so matted and overgrown, the poodle had to be sedated just to be groomed. Veterinarians found live and dead cockroaches snared in the 2.5 pounds of fur they cut from the dog.
The dog's condition was so unbelievable that Tracy Lapeyrouse named him Ripley.
The 2-year-old poodle was found Oct. 19 in a ditch in LaPlace, La., with no identification. He was taken to Lapeyrouse, who runs My Heart's Desire animal shelter in Houma, La., about 60 miles from New Orleans.
"He didn't know he had ears. When his ears would touch his skin, he would shake his head," Lapeyrouse said in a telephone interview from Louisiana.
"It took a week before he could walk normally."
Getting out of bed on a Monday. SCORE 174
Gyna baaaad SCORE 16
Chocolate frog cards. SCORE 215
You've been lied to your whole life SCORE 130
Heat shadow from resident of Hiroshima made by the atomic blast. SCORE 50
Friggan hooligans. *shakes fist* SCORE 117
The best part about winter. SCORE 127
Procrastinator Conduct SCORE 149
When a blocked number calls you. SCORE 172
A candidate you can believe in. SCORE 159
Her brother's friend wins at life SCORE 256
if you see something, say something SCORE 104
Uni-corn. SCORE 541
Ya never know... SCORE 25
Thanks Mrs. Ruffles. SCORE 114
bee movie SCORE 183
Someone, Somewhere Has A Picture Of You... SCORE 76
My favorite kind of tea. SCORE 176
This is a good person. SCORE 96
Respect. SCORE 26
A kid got caught at school selling bags of Cheetos for .25/bag. SCORE 54
Let Jesus in. SCORE 16
Trollolol... SCORE 202
Bonding over brothers SCORE 127
there are no girl colors or boy colors SCORE 263
The way google maps shows the pride parade SCORE 72
The perfect family SCORE 110
Mindless retweeting, or scumbag followers? SCORE 438
Why are middle school girls skipping the awkward stage SCORE 135
Dark white. SCORE 310
Scumbag Subway. SCORE 146
Might wanna rethink that one... SCORE 75