Dog Living In Hell Found The Strength To Lift His Paw For Help
When Duffy was discovered in a dark, cave-like room, he could scarcely wag his tail.
His fur was severely matted. His backside, encrusted with feces. His legs too weak to stand on.
But the 8-year-old Great Pyrenees mix did manage to make one hopeful gesture to the woman who rescued him.
He laid his paw on her hand.
Last September, the property owner, Sandra Croney, was convicted of six counts of animal cruelty.
It was her second conviction.
"Arkansas is one of the most problematic puppy mill states in the country since there are no state laws to protect dogs in commercial breeding facilities," Melanie Kahn of the HSUS Puppy Mills Campaign stated in a press release.
As for Duffy, he made the most of his new leash on life.
He learned to walk again.
He learned to love.
He found a real home.