Vet’s family saves dog by shaving off half of its weight in matted fur
At first glance, the timid Maltese poodle appears to have nothing at all in common with his animated-ogre namesake, Shrek. But when he first stumbled into the lives of veterinarian Brenda Gough and her family, the dog looked like a swamp creature, his long white fur greyed and matted and packed with feces. Now, after his unlikely rescue two weeks ago, Shrek is also an international celebrity — photos before and after Dr. Gough and colleagues shaved off half his body weight in fur are being widely distributed online. Dr. Gough spoke Monday with the Post’s Sarah Boesveld from her clinic in Brantford, Ont.