My friend's next door neighbor have 2 cockapoos that were severely matted. Apparently this neighbor was highly upset when the local groomer told her that she is no longer willing to groom the dogs and that she thinks it's animal cruelty that the neighbor can even conceive of keeping her dogs in that condition for extended periods of time.There was a posting on a groomer forum about a dog in worse shape than that one. The groomer even asked if the owner if she could have the dog. (She assumed they didn't care about it.) The owner told her they loved the dog and it slept in her daughter's bed every night! So yes, I believe people who treat their dogs that way are more likely to abuse and neglect their children.
I sided with the groomer when my friend told me the story... (my friend’s view was – it’s only a dog, and the neighbor have been struggling with money)
Do it yourself! Or just brush it once a day..... I’m sorry... this has me all emotional... but there is no excuse on earth for anyone who loves their dog, for it too look like that!!!!
That is CRUELTY!!!! PERIOD!!!!
PS: we are no longer friends after that discussion