On March 7, police intervened in Aubervilliers, France, just north of Paris, to put an end to the suffering of Bayron, a security dog who was being mistreated.The nine-year-old Malinois was forced to spend most of his time in the trunk of a car. "He was treated like a vulgar object. [...] He would spend whole hours, immobile without seeing the light of day," explained the French organization, 30 Millions d'Amis, has since taken Bayron into their care. The dog was only liberated from his tiny prison to patrol at the side of the security guards.
Source: 30 Millions d'Amis
The alert was sounded by a resident at the beginning of March afterBayron spent three days in the trunk without anyone taking him out. After this warning, law enforcement quickly intervened to free the dog who was seized and handed over to 30 Millions d'Amis.The Malinois was so accustomed to the mistreatment he received. Malnourished, he only weighed 44 pounds when he was rescued. "He should have weighed 30 pounds more!" lamentedthe association.The nightmare is now over for Bayron, who was taken into a shelter where volunteers are taking good care of him, giving him all the affection and love he'd been missing.Anne Puggioni, the manager of the establishment,explained:
We gave him three small meals within a few hours and Bayron pounced on it! He devoured everything in seconds. He's an amazing dog, sweet with everyone! Really super.
The organization filed charges for neglect against the dog's owners. If you or anyone you know would like to adopt Bayron or become his foster family, you can contact the shelter, located in Tuilerie, France, at 01 64 00 15 45.[caption id="attachment_31875" align="alignnone" width="900"]
A Rottweiler with a security guard (Illustration photo). Source: Alliance Sécurité Privée[/caption]If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.
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