Perry, a Pyrenees, was left tied to a sled outside the Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association in Cazenovia, New York with nothing but a bucket of water and a note that read, “Over 10 years old. Can no longer walk.”
Poor Perry was unable to move and was very scared and sad when rescuers found him. They said he seemed defeated and had pretty much given up on life.
But after the shelter took him in and got him started with physical therapy and laser treatments, he is now walking again and in much better spirits!
When Perry first arrived, he had a bad skin infection, as well as two forms of Lyme disease, which could have been why he was so down. His fur was also so matted that it made it even harder for him to move and walk.
Now, Perry is unrecognizable. He is so much happier and gets around with ease.
The shelter posted a photo of Perry the day they rescued him, and he has since gained support from thousands of people all over the country.
Shelter workers wanted to remind people that there are resources out there to help them if they feel they can no longer care for an animal, and that abandonment is not the answer.
While Perry continues his treatments, he will be fostered by his physical therapist, who may even end up adopting him permanently!
Perry’s former owner who abandoned him, a 60-year old man, has since been located and charged with failure to provide veterinary care.
Police are still investigating.
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