Monetary donations into the Cheyenne Animal Shelter for 29 Shih Tzus brought in Friday in poor condition have reached $4,000. That's according to Max Maxfield, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Board chairman, also Wyoming Secretary of State. He said on Monday, a woman who wants to remain anonymous handed the shelter a $1,000 check.
"This has been a real deal where the City of Cheyenne and the Animal Shelter join hands and got this problem pretty much under control," said Maxfield. "It's a long process to get to where we want to go."
Other donations towards the animals include winter sweaters, food, plus several volunteering to help groom the animals who were brought in with feces and urine matted in their fur.
Maxfield said this was the worst situation he'd ever seen at the shelter. "I have never seen anything like this at the shelter or other places," he hold NewsChannel 5. "Where you have animals who are in such bad shape. Some of them were so matted they could hardly walk, they couldn't urinate because they were covered and the matting was unbelievable."
For more on the CBS NewsChannel 5 interview with Maxfield, watch the video linked above.
If you would like to help these animals, you can make a check out to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter with "Shih Tzu" or "Abused Dogs" on it. The animal shelter is located at 800 Southwest Drive in Cheyenne Cheyenne. They can also be reached by phone by calling (307) 632-6655.