A woman was walking down the street in Brookhaven, Mississippi when she saw something tᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ. A truck dumped a recliner and television on the side of the lane, and inside the recliner was a frightened and stᴀrviɴɢ puppy. She immediately went over to the puppy and called Animal Control for help.
In June 2019, an animal control officer in Mississippi received a call about a little puppy who needed help. The caller said the puppy was sitting on the side of the road in a recliner next to a broken TV. The officer, Sharon Norton, rushed over to help the poor puppy.
Sharon Norton, the Brookhaven animal control officer who came on the scene. He was just too scared because it was a strange area,” she said. “It’s a deserted road. On both sides, it was nothing but woods.”
The puppy was sitting completely still, and he was clearly sᴛᴀʀᴠɪɴɢ—all of his ribs were visible. Norton guessed that the four-month-old puppy had been abandoned by his former owners, and he was waiting for them to come back. That’s why he hadn’t left the chair.
“To whoever dumped this chair, your puppy was sᴛᴀʀᴠɪɴɢ to .dᴇᴀᴛʜ because it was too scared to leave the chair to find food,” she wrote in the caption.“You should be ashamed of yourself for doing this to this puppy… but another day the Karma will meet up with you.”
Norton gave the hungry dog a handful of treats, and the dog gratefully ate them. Once Norton had earned the puppy’s trust, she picked him up. As Norton carried him to her truck, she felt his tail thumping against her back. Her heart melt—despite everything he had been through, the puppy still had so much love inside of him.
Norton gave the dog a bath and some more food, and then she brought him over to the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League. She decided to name him La-Z-Boy Gaston after the chair and road where she found him.
The puppy was taken to a shelter and fed, groomed, and vetted. He is relieved that he will soon be eligible for adoption and that he will have a second chance at life.
Norton shared photos of the puppy on social networks, and her post went viral. Everyone was touched by the puppy’s story. The story also attracted the attention of the La-Z-Boy company. The company donated money to Brookhaven, and they also donated 50 beds to shelter in La-Z-Boy Gaston’s honor.
“I’m hoping somebody that recognizes the puppy and the recliner will put two and two together and send me a message to help me find the person that did this,” she said.
” What an evil monster leaving that poor dog to starve and .d.ie anyone that does that to an animal should be left to .d.ie their self in the most horrific way I hope that little doggy gets loving home lots of food and love the person that took the picture you should be ashamed of yourself if you didn’t take him with you God bless you and doggy lots of love and kisses pretty doggy “