By Darren Boyle for MailOnline
Published: 20:43 BST, 9 October 2020 | Updated: 20:52 BST, 9 October 2020
A woman let her dog's fur become so matted that after the pet died vets were unable to determine what kind of animal it was.
Abbey, a crossbreed, died and was taken to the vets for Cremation - but when the cardboard box was opened the fur was so matted it was impossible to see it was a dog.
Owner Emily Louise Fiel, 54, neglected the dog so badly that 90 per cent of the animal's fur was matted.
Abbey the dog, pictured, was neglected by her owner Emily Louise Fiel, 54, ahead of her death
The cross breed was only identified as a dog when vets were able to see her claw, pictured
The extreme neglected meant Abbey was forced to lie in her own bodily fluids as they became trapped in her fur.
And the dog's