Two Dogs Starved To Half Their Size Just Escaped A Nightmare

Andrea A.
9/4/2017

Deux chiens maltraités et affamés viennent enfin de quitter l'enferA Great Dane and American Staffordshire Terrier, who had suffered serious neglect at the hands of their owners, were saved from their nightmarish situationon March 22, by the French animal rescue associationFondation 30 Millions d'amis.The two animals, Mystic and Max, were completely emaciated after being starved for days at a time by their owners.

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Source: Fondation 30 Millions d'amis

Eventually, unable to deal with the hunger anymore, Mystic made an escape attempt, just to try and find something to eat. However, she was weak and lost, and with nowhere else to go, the starving dog ended up returning to his kennel.Luckily, a neighbor saw the canine and immediatelyrecognized his terrible condition. He knew that he had to help and contacted the Fondation 30 Millions d'amis, who, with the help of local police, was able to intervene and get the two animals out of their nightmare.

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Source: Fondation 30 Millions d'amis

Flore, an investigator from the French organization describedthe dog's living conditions as:

[...] full of excrement. They only had a tiny, dirty piece of foam to sleep on. Their bowls were empty... They shouldn't have made it out alive. 

The vet was appalled by the state of the two canines. Mystic weighed only 65 pounds, half of what a healthy dog of his age and breed should weigh. He was also suffering from Pyoderma, a painful skin condition, and his mouth was full of lesions and plaque.Max was equally as underweight and had many scars on his body from previous injuries. The pair had clearly been neglected and treated badly for a long time.

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Source: Fondation 30 Millions d'amis

Max and Mystic are currently being looked after at a Fondation 30 Millions d'amis shelter in Seine-et-Marne, France.Despite the terrible ordeal that they suffered, the two haveremained charming dogs. Flore describes how ''they are the sweetest two dogs. They are really good boys!''

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Source: Fondation 30 Millions d'amis

The pair are now doing much better and are just waiting to find their forever homes.

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Source: Fondation 30 Millions d'amis

Watch the video of the Great Dane shortly after was found below:[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RJ-ByQf7Hs[/embed]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.

H/t: Fondation 30 Millions d'amis

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