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After neglect, Lexington dog needs $6,000 in surgery

Posted for The Lexington Minuteman on Oct. 20.

The day seven-year-old Lolly, a cocker spaniel, came to the door of Golden Paws Pet Grooming, owner Marlucia Soares was heartbroken.

“It was a bad day for me,” Soares, who has been in business for 12 years, said. “I cried the whole day.”

On Oct. 13, an acquaintance, who Soares won’t name, brought Lolly to the grooming service in an effort to get her badly needed help. With matted hair, diseased skin, and ear canals which need to be removed, Soares said she has never seen anything like it.

“I’ve never in my 12 years had an experience like that here,” Soares said.

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