Dog Forced to Live in a Barn for 6 Years Loses 35 POUNDS With One Haircut!

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Lazarus has spent his entire life cooped up in a dark, smelly barn stall piled high with feces.  His owner didn’t care one iota for him, and gave him up now that they are terminally ill.  Lazarus has many medical issues, but at least now he has been freed from his prisons and is finally getting the chance to breathe fresh air and learn how it feels to be a dog.  You won’t believe how he looks now!

This Great Pyrenees is six or seven years old, and has been living in a desolate, cramped barn stall for that entire time.  He was never let outside, and was forced to live in his own filth as it accumulated over the years.  He knew nothing but loneliness, boredom, and severe discomfort.




“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,” Big Fluffy Dog Rescue explained on Facebook.  “Conditions were so awful they had to shovel feces to even be able to open the door to get him out. Not once before this picture was taken has this dog walked on grass or seen the sky above him. I can’t imagine how he suffered in sweltering heat. But for the actions of a good Samaritan who came out to rescue him, this dog may never have seen the light of day.”




The first matter of business was stripping him of those mounds of matted, pain-inducing fur.  Dog groomers Jessica Kincheloe, and “C,” who asked to remain anonymous, came out to liberate him from his pelage prison.  Having never been groomed or even decently treated, he was uneasy about the procedure, but he soon realized how much better he felt because of their efforts.




“Under all that fur, he has a broken tail, some tumors we will be checking out, and he is wobbly on his feet, but he is happy and I have great hopes for him,” BFDR said.  “Props to the groomers for getting him looking this good.”

No longer encumbered by that mass of hair, Lazarus began experiencing the world outside of his dungeon.  Walking is difficult, but the grass between his toes must feel sublime.  Being pet and loved on is strange, but he’s taking it all in stride.  And steak is gooood!





Many people wish to see the former owner charged with abuse, but as this person is terminally ill, the courts will not waste the time or money to move forward with a case.  Lazarus has a long road of recovery ahead of him, but he is now with people who are making up for all the kindness and attention he has been lacking all these years.  If you would like to donate to what will be costly medical care, please click here, or here to donate via PayPal.



8 thoughts on “Dog Forced to Live in a Barn for 6 Years Loses 35 POUNDS With One Haircut!”

  1. thank the lucky stars this poor dog was rescued. Whatever the BS reason for not taking care of the handsome boy, its time to get the care he needs and it seems the angels that found him are already on the job. Thanks and praise go out to the rescuers .

  2. You know what you people make me sick you have read a maybe 1500 word report and think that you know the full story. Well I know very well the people who rescued this wonderful animal and I will tell you right here right now most of these sites are flat out lying. Yes the dog needed a hair cut but the dog was not abused I have watched the entire video from the time that they walked onto the property until they left it. So unless you know all the details then lay off. I swear people today have no compassion for there fellow man. Go ahead and bash me all you would like, BUT I know the full story so feel free to sit half way around the world and judge others, when I bet almost every single one of you have some skeleton in your closet!

    • A hair cut? You have a link to the video you reference? The one here doesn’t show what you say you saw.

    • Jacob, back up you words with indisputable proof, or you are doing nothing but defending a sub human animal. Personally i fault the justice system for not prosecuting the scumbag who abused this dog. So what if he is terminally ill. ,He is no less guilty. He should at least be charged, possibly imposed a fine that would help remove his life support and send him off to hell early. I hope he gets what he deserves on the other side. As for you Jacob..the devil’s advocate should follow the devil to the beyond.


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