This little dog’s story is so unbelievable, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is donating money to the cause! A poodle was found in a ditch in Louisiana so badly matted he couldn’t even walk. A local animal rescue group, My Heart’s Desire, rescued the poor pooch and managed to shave off his tangled, matted mane and dubbed him “Ripley.”
Shelter co-founder Tracey Lapeyrouse says, “You would have never believed there was a dog under there. He didn’t even look like a dog. He looked like the elephant man. All you could see was his snout.”
Ripley Entertainment Inc., the parent of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand, is making a donation to the shelter and to Ripley’s future family. (yes, he is looking for a permanent home!) The company is giving $400 to My Heart’s Desire and Ripley the dog will come with a gift card to a local pet store for his new family to use for food, grooming, toys or other expenses.
Ripley’s story is also being considered for the next Ripley’s Believe It or Not! book.