After Being Trapped In A Barn For 6 Years, This Dog Has 35 Lbs Of Fur Shaved In Amazing Makeover

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When animal rescue workers were asked to help out a dog whose owner was terminally ill, they did not hesitate to come out to see the animal. However, they were shocked at what they discovered. Lazarus the dog was trapped inside a barn stall for six years. So much dirt and feces blocked the door from opening, that rescuers had to shovel it away.

Photo credit: Jessica Kincheloe

Photo credit: Jessica Kincheloe

Once inside the stall, they discovered the horrible condition that the dog was in. Covered in filth, Lazarus’coat was extremely overgrown and made it difficult for the animal to move.

Photo credit: Jessica Kincheloe

Photo credit: Jessica Kincheloe

Amanda Brooke Charsha-Lindsey

Amanda Brooke Charsha-Lindsey

Lazarus was immediately taken to the groomers for a much needed bath and hair cut. At first the dog was hesitant to let the handlers shave his fur. However, he quickly realized the relief it would bring.

Around 35 pounds of fur was removed and it was as if Lazarus was a new animal. Unfortunately, the dog was having trouble mentally processing that he was free. Jessica Kincheloe, the groomer who rescued Lazarus, explained that he was very unsure of everyone.

Amanda Brooke Charsha-Lindsey

Amanda Brooke Charsha-Lindsey

“He was OK with the human touch but didn’t seem familiar to it. He warmed up to us really quick. Especially after offering treats,” says Kincheloe. “He approached a freshly grilled steak cautiously which made us sad. But he quickly got the idea and he was incredibly happy to have that steak.”

Until he is ready to be adopted, Lazarus will stay at the Big Fluffy Dog Rescue facility where the staff said he is slowly making progress and learning to love life.

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