Dog kept prisoner in the dark for 6 years is finally rescued and groomed

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Having a dog is a big responsibility, one that not everyone is prepared to take on. This Great Pyrenees’ owners, for example, failed him terribly.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the , Updated on the

Back in 2017, Big Fluffy Dog Rescue was contacted about a Great Pyrenees who was apparently being neglected by his owners.

When rescuers arrived on the scene, they were shocked to their very core.

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Great Pyrenees lives in terrible conditions

The poor dog was being kept in a dark barn all alone. His owners never interacted with him, they only visited him to give him food and water – that’s all. He was never brushed or cleaned. That had been the poor dog’s life for the past 6 years. He lived in his own filth and had a coat so matted that he could hardly move. 

Rescuers immediately seized the dog and took him back to the shelter. There, they shaved 15 kilos of fur off of him!

A happy ending for a good boy

Though he was unrecognisable after his haircut, there was a long road ahead for the beautiful dog named Lazarus. Because he had been prevented from moving for so long, his muscles had started to waste away. But after a lot of physical therapy, he was back on his feet in no time!

Lazarus then found a loving home to live out the rest of his days in peace and joy. It’s everything he deserved!


Full circle. Love you forever Lazarus Thatcher. Thanks for being a momma's boy always.

Posted by Amanda Brooke Charsha-Lindsey on Saturday, August 26, 2017
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