Elon dog entered in ‘Dirty Dogs’ makeover competition on Facebook – voting ends Aug. 1

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Mopsy.

BURLINGTON, N.C. — An Elon dog and Burlington Animal Shelter “alumni” has been entered into the ‘Wahl Dirty Dogs’ Facebook competition for a chance to win a grant.

On June 6, Mopsy was surrendered to the animal shelter. She had been neglected by her owner, was matted with wet fur, and could barely move or open her mouth to eat. Her paws were so sore that she couldn’t have her nails trimmed. That’s where Old North Canine Rescue, an Alamance County nonprofit organization, stepped in.

Volunteers from the rescue and groomers from Woof Watchers in Burlington gave Mopsy her a makeover, cutting off nearly four pounds of tangled mats and allowing her to walk and eat again, according to the Burlington Times-News.

Angela Wacker, founder of Old North Canine Rescue, told the Times-News the transformation was shocking.

“We were amazed that this little dog came out from under all of that,” she said. “It had to be painful. She couldn’t even really move. She kind of hobbled along, [but now] she’s a happy, happy girl. It just shows the power of her little spirit.”

Wacker entered Mopsy in the fifth annual Dirty Dogs makeover competition sponsored by Wahl Pet Products and GreaterGood.org.  Follow this link to vote for Mopsy, who is currently in sixth place.

The contest ends today, Aug. 1. The top three shelters will receive grants from GreaterGood.org in the amount of $5,000, $2,000, and $1,000 respectively.

If Mopsy wins, Old North Canine Rescue will use the money for vet and shelter adoption fees and supplies, the Times-News reported.

Last month, Mopsy was adopted by a woman from Elon.