“He was attacking them, they got bitten and so the slaughterhouse owner was upset,” Shannon Keith, president and founder of Rescue + Freedom Project, a rescue group based in California, told The Dodo. “He had to pay a hospital bill for the person who was attacked by Thor.”
The slaughterhouse owner considered poisoning Thor, but then people wouldn’t be able to eat his meat. So the owner spread the word in the local community that he wanted to get rid of Thor, and asked for someone to take him. When local dog rescuers heard about Thor, they hurried to help him.
But Thor was in terrible shape — the men at the slaughterhouse had beaten him pretty badly.