Pedro Dinis from France was walking his family dog when all of a sudden his dog alerted him of something with-in the ground. Pedro made a horrific discovery that it was a another dog buried within the soil of the ground, this is not something you ever plan to find. Heroically Pedro didn’t waste any time and immediately sought to recover this dog and help her out. Whilst digging the dog out of the ground, Pedro discovered that this was no accident, as the dog was tied down; it seemed as if someone did this on purpose.
The dog was rushed to a local vet clinic, where they estimated the French mastiff was about ten years old. Her conditions were extreme, as she was dehydrated and in shock. Pedro named the the French mastiff Athena. Athena being a strong willed mastiff made a swift recovery thanks to the helping hands of the Vet’s. They discovered that Anthea suffers from arthritis, and concluded that this may be the reason for this cruel act. The veterinarians discovered that Athena had a gentle personality, ‘she’s very friendly’ said veterinarian Barthelemy Balli.
The veterinarians identified a tattoo found on Athena’s body and the local authorities were able to track down the owner. The original owner of the French mastiff claimed that she ran away, but authorities believe otherwise. The young man was 21 years old was charged with animal cruelty and faces a two year prison sentence and fined thirty-three-thousand dollars.
Thankfully Pedro was at the right place at the right time, that day. Athena was nursed back to full health, and was shown love from her new family. Athena has been given a second chance at life and put under the wing of Jean-Pierre and Raymond Delouse who run a dog rescue group called SOS Dogue de Bordeaux, where Athena is now family. Athena was given the opportunity that most dog wouldn’t get. She also recently was reunited with Pedro, I’m pretty sure that’s once face she wouldn’t be forgetting.
It boils my blood when stories like these come to surface, I still can’t believe such acts of cruelty can be performed by such inhuman people. Dog’s are mans best friend, they will show you love when no love is given in return, they do not deserve to be treated like this.