When animal rescue workers were asked to help an ailing dog’s owner who was dying, they didn’t think twice. They were, however, pushed away when they arrived at the scene. Lazarus the dog had been trapped in a barn stall for six years. Rescuers were unable to get into the stall due to the accumulation of dirt and muck on the threshold.
When they arrived at the stall, the two women were horrified to see just how bad the dog’s condition was. Lazarus’ coat was so filthy that it was hard for him to move. Lazarus was taken to a groomer immediately for a bath and haircut. At first, the dog refused to let the handlers cut his hair. He quickly realized how nice it would feel when he did.
Lazarus had about 33 pounds of fur removed, and he appeared as if he were a brand-new pet. Unfortunately, the dog was having trouble retaining the fact that he was liberated. Jessica Kincheloe, the groomer who saved Lazarus, said that he was extremely suspicious of everyone.
After a while, the man was approached by another dog. He was given goodies and he quickly warmed up to everyone. It was obvious that he wasn’t used to human contact. It’s possible it had been years since he’d felt a gentle, caring touch.
Lazarus was at the Big Fluffy Dog Rescue for a few weeks before being adopted. He couldn’t walk initially, but with the proper therapy and training, he was able to take his first steps. It didn’t take long for this pup to find a good home. His new family celebrated his eight birthday by showering him with all of the love he deserved. You’d never guess that he used to weigh 35 pounds of filth on him now that he has a lovely coat of hair and a wonderful family to look after him!
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