This poor dog was neglected and locked in a stable without seeing the light of day for seven whole years. 'You can not imagine the dirt in which this dog lived. There are no words to describe the horror', explained one of Lazarus' rescuers.
Imprisoned in fur
Once theanimal was shaved, it staggered and could hardly stand upright. Vets found tumours on his body and his tail was broken. The vets explained that the cruel owner would do nothing more than 'throw food and water over his door'.
Too weakto adopt
Lazarus couldn't be put up foradoptionstraight away as he was too weak. But thanks to the wonderful care the charity gave him, the dogslowly managed to recover. Once in perfect health, he was finally able to find a loving home. One volunteer stated:
I sincerely hope that Laz makes you smile as much as I do, he's a good fellow.
Take a look at the video above for more on Lazarus' story!