Dog tethered with a 35-pound chain for 15 years finally freed

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An aged black Labrador retriever named Bear finally tasted freedom on Monday afternoon. Chained in the backyard of a home in New York, the Guardians of Rescue negotiated with the dog’s owner for Bear’s freedom, and when all was said and done – a 35-pound chain tethered to Bear for the last 15 years was permanently cut away. The non profit organization, based in Smithtown, New York, had been out delivering dog houses and food to animals in need when they came across Bear and just knew they had to make a difference in the gray muzzled dog’s remaining life.Bear Guardians of Rescue 2

And so the tough looking rescuers with their soft hearts, made Monday the day that Bear gained his freedom. From the moment his 35-pound chain was cut away came the heartwarming words:

“You are free Bear. You’re finally free and you will be going to a new life. Hopefully Bear can be placed with an older family where he can lie around inside of a home and have a good rest of his life,” the dog’s rescuers stated as Bear walked around for the first time without the weight of the heavy chain.

And soon it was time for Bear to go for his first truck ride – looking happy already. The friendly dog enjoyed the gentle pats on his head and the warmth of the truck. Now Bear needs a foster home or better yet, a family who will show this dog how really sweet his life can be.

“The Guardians got Bear loaded into the truck yesterday, and headed into his bright happy, future off of a chain. Will you give this gentle, old guy a comfy bed, in a new home with a family who will lavish him with love and attention?,” the men asked on Facebook Tuesday morning.

If interested in helping Bear, please click here. Donations can be made to Guardians of Rescue by clicking here.

(Photos and video of dog tethered with a 35-pound chain freeze shots Facebook.

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Video of Bear’s freedom from his heavy chain:

The Guardians got Bear loaded into the truck yesterday, and headed into his bright happy, future off of a chain. Will you give this gentle, old guy a comfy bed, in a new home with a family who will lavish him with love and attention? If so, please email us at Together We Save Them! #togetherwesavethem #theguardians

Posted by Guardians of Rescue on Tuesday, January 17, 2017


21 replies
  1. Theresa says:

    Put the chain around the owners fucking neck he should be chained outside for 15 years happy for the new life of this dog

  2. Darla says:

    I absolutely adore senior Labs. It breaks my heart that this poor baby spent 15 long, lonely years on a chain. Labs are people dogs….they love and want to please their family. I pray Bear gets a new home and can forget about his past.

  3. pennysdachshund says:

    What a WONDERFUL END of LIFE GIFT that for a few days, weeks, months, & hopefully a couple years BEAR will will what it is like to be cherished and loved…. YOU Guys are JUST SMPLY GREAT!!!!

  4. Star Shelley says:

    Bless your organization for taking charge of removing this poor pup from these owners. What do these peopke think when they have to put a 35 lb chain. Lord he is not a 300 lb. Bear. Sending prayers and sharing his life for a good caring family. Sending my love to him.

  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    How wonderful, the dog was chained for 15 years and everyone turned a blind eye. 15 years someone must have seen how this dog was treated and still they never reported it! Shameful! Bless the Guardians of Rescue, may Bear find a loving family for the remainder of his life.

  6. linda says:

    Job well done Guardians of Rescue! 15 years of being tethered is a sad life for a dog. May Bear find a warm and loving forever home.

  7. Jeanette says:

    Why did it take 15 years (which tells you it was known that it had been going on forever) before someone did something about it?? It doesn’t sound like that poor pup was hidden in a sound-proof garage. Thank-you to everyone out there who refuses to turn the other cheek or say, “It’s none of my business.” Not saying no is the same thing as saying yes.


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