Imprisoned in fur
When he arrived at the shelter, a Pyrenean mountain dog was covered in over 30 lbs of matted furand excrement. The dog had had no other place to do his business but the place where he slept. One of Lazarus' rescuers explained:
You can not imagine the dirt in which this dog lived. There are no words to describe the horror.
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 to see before and after photos of Lazarus!