UPDATE: And now he has a name! Meet Lazarus… under all of that hair that has been shaven off, he has a broken tail, some tumors and is wobbly on his feet. As the song goes, “We’ve only just begun.”
In a shocking situation in the Nashville, Tennessee area, a seven-year-old Great Pyrenees was rescued on Labor Day from a truly unthinkable situation.
Check out his video as he is presented with his first steak dinner!
According to the Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, the dog spent his entire life as a prisoner in a small barn filled with seven years worth of feces.
“You cannot imagine the squalor in which this dog lived, and there are no words adequate to convey this horror,” has been posted on the organization’s Facebook page. “The person who owned him simply threw over his food and water to him. Conditions were so awful they had to shovel feces to even be able to open the door to get him out.”
And the disturbing and truly heartbreaking description continued. Not once had this dog ever felt the grass beneath his paws or been able to look up into the sky to see the sun or the stars. How he must have suffered in the sweltering heat of the summer and the bitter cold of the winter. Had it not been for the actions of a Good Samaritan, another Labor Day would have come and gone for this boy.
“He has a long way to go to get healthy and happy as he is currently unable to walk normally from both the condition of the fur and the effects of long confinement,” stated one of the rescue volunteers.
Fortunately his rescuer is also a dog groomer – he has been bathed and shaved and is on his way to begin his new life. Check out his freedom photos.
This is a developing story; more details and updates will be made available. It has been reported the dog’s owner suffers from a terminal illness. There is no information whether the owner will face animal cruelty charges.
(Photos: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue and Candice Skelton)