Stray dog found wandering Goole streets with fur so matted that RSPCA did not know what breed he was

Meet Marley – a stray dog whose fur was so matted and out of control that nobody knew what breed he was.

Dog Marley was found with fur so matted that nobody knew what breed he was. Pictures: RSPCA

The matted mutt was discovered wandering the streets of Goole, East Yorkshire, on Tuesday March 9, and since then he has been taken in by the RSPCA and given some much-needed tender loving care.

Named Marley from his microchip, he was originally thought to be a terrier, but due to the state of his mane, nobody could be entirely sure.

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He was also suffering from a skin condition which would have left him in a lot of pain and also meant he was partially bald on his back legs, as well as a severe infection in both ears.

Dog Marley was found with fur so matted that nobody knew what breed he was. Pictures: RSPCA

The RSPCA is now appealing for any information about Marley's original owners, as although he is chipped there is no information about where he has come from.

Inspector Alice Cooper for the charity said: “Poor Marley was in a very poor state when he was found by a member of the public in Goole.

"Since then he has been receiving much-needed veterinary treatment and care and looks like a completely different dog now.

"His true self has now been revealed and he is more likely to be a Bichon Frise type dog but due to his matted fur it had been impossible to tell before."

Ms Cooper added: “We are now appealing for information to try and find out how Marley came to be in this poor state. He is microchipped but unfortunately the details on his chip are not up-to-date.

"He is registered as Marley on his microchip so at the moment that’s all we know about this little guy."

Anyone who has any further information on Marley is asked to contact the RSPCA on its inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

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