When rescuers first laid eyes on Lazarus the dog, his fur was so overgrown he looked more like a wooly sheep than a dog.

He had been trapped inside a barn for who knows how long and the barn was so filled with feces that the door was blocked.

“This poor dog is a 6 to 7 year old Great Pyrenees. He has spent his entire life contained in a small barn stall filled with 6 or 7 years worth of feces,” Big Fluffy Dog Rescue writes. “You cannot imagine the squalor in which this dog lived and there are no words adequate to convey the horror.”

“The person who owned him simply threw over his food and water to him. Conditions were so awful they had to shovel feces to even be able to open the door to get him out,” Big Fluffy Dog Rescue continues. “Not once before this picture was taken has this dog walked on grass or seen the sky above him.”

The dog’s rescuers were two dog groomers who had been called by a concerned neighbor who told them that Lazarus’ owner was terminally ill and had asked for Lazarus to be removed.

After freeing Lazarus, they shaved his overgrown coat – all 35 pounds of it.

Once his heavy hair was gone, Lazarus had to get used to walking without the extra weight.


Responses to "Neglected Great Pyrenees Freed From Barn And From 35 Pounds Of Fur"

  1. Unknown says:

    Hell is too good a place for people that treat animals like this....

  2. dynah says:

    Poor, poor doggie. And what a happy smile he had at the end!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank heaven some one called this in. We have 3 Great Pyrenees around here and they live with sheep. They do not socialize with people and the coat does NOT grow like this. This cannot be a pure bred. Pyrenees's coats are like St. Bernards. Only grow so long and then shed. Must have chow in this dog.

  4. Jode says:

    Has he been adopted?
    Please contact me, if not.♡

  5. Unknown says:

    What a sweet face. How could anybody do that to an animal!

  6. Pilaf says:

    Praying that this beautiful, gentle soul finds a loving, safe home.

  7. Unknown says:

    He is still walking as if he's still carrying the weight of the hair poor baby I'm glad he got help!👍🙏

  8. Bohinta says:

    I know it’s awful, everyone is quick to judge, if you read the article,is says the owners is terminally ill and had asked several,times for the dog to be removed?

  9. Unknown says:

    Brings tears to my eyes to now he was treated so poorly. How hes happy the rest of his life.

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  11. Unknown says:

    This is animal abuse which is now a felony! Charge them, arrest them, and put them away for life. They are a danger to all living beings!

  12. Knowing that the owner is terminally ill feels like "karma" for doing this to an animal. I wonder how they treated their other animals. Thank goodness he was rescued.

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