Animal Control Officer Sharon Norton got a call one Monday morning. Apparently, a four-month-old Doberman-hound mix was dumped along Gatson Trail in Lincoln County, Mississippi.
Immediately, Norton quickly responded. When she arrived, she discovered a frail, skinny puppy abandoned with old furniture and garbage.
It was hard to tell where the pup came from. When he was found, it was estimated that the puppy had been there for a week. Also, it appeared that he hadn’t eaten since he was abandoned.
Sadly, the puppy wouldn’t move from his spot, thinking his owners were coming back. Norton gave him treats to reassure him. Finally, the puppy felt comfortable around her.
“He was very happy when I picked him up and carried him to the animal control truck. I could feel his tail hitting my back, wagging. He knows he’s safe now,” Norton told The Dodo.
After tidying him up and getting him the necessary vaccines, Norton brought him to a no-kill shelter, the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League.
She also posted a photo of the pup, in the hopes of reaching his previous owners. However, Norton thinks nothing will come out of looking for them because the previous owners would be fined for neglect.
Today, the photos are on the BARL Facebook page. When posted, they immediately attracted lots of attention online. Later on, the rescue center named the puppy “Lazy-Boy Gatson”.
Now, Lazy-Boy Gatson has become quite a popular dog. Many people were heartbroken to hear his story, but he is now healthy and happy.
According to the shelter’s updates, he is a friendly puppy who likes playing in the water. Also, he loves napping all day long, hence the name.
Further, Lazy-Boy Gatson gets along well with the others and is very sweet. Now, he is in foster care, waiting to be adopted. Check out some photos of him lazing around and playing.