Man is Shocked by “Rug” on Park Bench

April Livingston | June 19th, 2018

For some reason, someone had left a brown rug on a park bench in Towne Lake. The recreational area in McKinney Texas is a popular destination for many people. That’s where Kyle Dunlap was that day, when he spotted the rug on that park bench. But Kyle decided to get out of his car to look closer at the rug, and that’s when he was in for the shock of his life. That rug was alive—and it was a dog. Kyle works as a maintenance worker for the Parks and Recreation Department in McKinney, Texas, so getting rid of trash (like a rug) is part of his responsibility.

That day he found the dog sitting all alone on the park bench and its fur was so matted together that it did indeed look like a rug instead of a canine. Kyle and his coworker decided to approach the Shih Tzu dog, who was obviously terrified and snapped and growled at the pair. However, they were not deterred. Kyle and his coworker knew the dog needed help and they were determined to save the pup. Kyle took photos of the dog and posted them to his Facebook page asking for help.

Tara Holgate//Facebook
Tara Holgate//Facebook
Tara Holgate//Facebook
Tara Holgate//Facebook

The post made its way to Tara Holgate, who works for the SPCA of Texas and she drove to the park to pick up the dog right away. He was in desperate need of help: his fur was severely matted and he had difficulty walking because the fur was so stuck together. Tara took him to the SPCA where he was sedated so they could shave off his matted fur. They also administered vaccines, helped with some wounds and gave him flea and tick prevention. After the sedation wore off, the dog was so much happier—tail wagging, giving kisses and seemed happy. They also reunited him with his family, who received some education on how to care for a dog like him with so much fur.

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