Nowadays cruelty seems to be limitless. Thanks to the busy lifestyle and the stress in everyday lives, people are becoming more and more impulsive and impatient. They do not stop to think twice before hurting anyone. We do not even spare the mute and the defenseless animals. It makes me furious how some people can even contemplate hurting animals. These innocent animals cannot even fight or speak for themselves. How can we abandon them just because we don’t want them anymore or they have grown old and don’t appear cute? These are some questions which I don’t think any of these heartless people can ever answer. Here we have another horrifying story where a poor little dog was subject to someone’s extreme cruelty. But there was light at the end of the tunnel for this dog; want to know how? Read on and find out how his life turns out for this adorable pooch.
This is the picture of a 10 year old French mastiff Athena, who was buried alive under a pile of dirt, struggling to stay alive. A kind man called Pedro Dinis, rescued Athena in early August, when he was out for a walk with his dog. He freed her at the right time, to save her life.
Dinis said “Only her head was visible and it was difficult to see given the amount of earth covering her,” He also said that he was “in the right place at the right time to save a life.”
Athena was quickly taken to the hospital, and given immediate treatment. Even though she went through a rough patch, she responded immediately to the treatment. The care takers felt that Athena had a very impressive personality. “She’s very friendly, not aggressive at all,” clinician staffer Barthélémy Balli told another website. He also said “She’s a good, good dog. Really very nice.”
A 21-year-old man whom the authorities tracked down, believe that he tried to kill her by burying her alive. Due to animal cruelty charges he faces two years in prison and a fine of more than $33,000. Athena now stays with Jean-Pierre and Raymonde Delfosse, a couple who run the dog rescue group.
Athena loves her new life, she strolls in the garden and plays with other animals, say the Delfosses.
“She is a lovely dog,” the Delfosses told The Dodo by email. “She has recovered well and is confident around people. It’s love.”
Recently she met he godfather, the man who saved her from an early grave, Pedro Dinis.