Two poodles found covered in their own feces were rescued from their owners' Kingston, New Hampshire, home on Wednesday.
The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty ot Animals was called in by Kingston Police on Wednesday after officers found two small dogs that had been severely neglected. The two dogs, whose breed could not even be determined at first, were matted and covered in their own feces, according to the NHSPCA.
The owners surrendered the dogs - named Princess and Snoopy - and they were brought to the NHSPCA in Stratham to be seen by a veterinarian. Both dogs had matted fur so thick that it shaved off like wool.
Princess was suffering from a urine burn on her foot, and neither of the dogs' nails had been cared for, making it painful for them to walk. They were also covered in fleas and many of their teeth were too rotten to save. One of the dogs had to have 13 rotten teeth pulled. A wire was also found wrapped around Princess' waist and twisted, and a string was twisted between her toes.
The veterinarian said both dogs were underweight and had been severely neglected.
The two dogs are now clean and eating, and beginning to recover. The NHSPCA said it isn't sure how long it will take to get them ready for adoption.
It wasn't immediately clear if the owners could face any charges.