Staff from the Waterford Humane Society discovered an abandoned cocker spaniel outside their facility Saturday morning. They turned him over to Waterford Animal Control and named him Pilgrim. Officer Robert Yuchniuk said Pilgrim’s hair was so dirty and matted he could barely walk. Under sedation groomers Gina Garreffi and Caitlan Nadolny removed 7.6 lbs of feces matted fur.
“He now looks and feels 1,000 percent better,” Yuchniuk said. “I also want to thank Doctor Cathy Clark for administering a sedative shot to make the painful grooming process bearable for this guy. He did wonderful and is now back at the shelter smelling like shampoo!”