Late one night, near Oviedo, Florida, a couple was driving when they passed a horribly matted homeless dog on the side of the road. It was obvious he had been neglected for years. The couple was unable to take the dog so they posted a plea on social media for help. The plea was answered by an angel! That angel’s name is Kari Falla and she is a dog groomer with a heart of gold!

“When a dog is matted that badly, it can cause its blood flow to stop as well as bruising to the dog,” Falla told Inside Edition. The dog’s condition was so severe that Falla agreed to help immediately and that meant opening up her shop at midnight!

“I knew it was bad, but nothing prepared me for what I saw.” Falla later admitted seeing the dog made her cry. Falla worked non-stop until 3 in the morning.

She had managed to fully shave him and then give him a bath. What was uncovered, under pounds of matted fur, was a GORGEOUS dog that needed a second chance.

The next day, Falla brought the dog, now named Lucky, to the vet where it was discovered he’s both deaf and blind. But in spite of his ordeal, his messy locks, and his disabilities, Lucky is a happy dog with a bright future!

He is now in a loving foster home, being well-cared for. Soon he will find his forever home where he will never have to face neglect again. To keep up with Lucky’s progress, follow BGE Grooming on Facebook. Watch the Inside Edition story on Lucky in the video below!

Photos courtesy of BGE Grooming, FB