“One of the most important things you can do for suffering dogs is to spread the word. Please show this video to others.”

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 18, 2011
get elephant's newsletter

“Heartwarming tearjerker of the day.” ~ via Daily What

10 years on a chain: no shelter, no bed, no bone, no love.

Why? What could cause humans to treat a fellow sentient being like this? But, then, we do something like this, and worse, to millions of factory farmed animals a year. Still: typically we consider dogs more sentient, more feeling. How could we be capable of this!?

“Often no clean food or water. AAS first saw her at night, lying in the frozen mud, being snowed and sleeted on. Lying in her own feces, surrounded by her own excrement.”

Please share:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


9 Responses to ““One of the most important things you can do for suffering dogs is to spread the word. Please show this video to others.””

  1. Barbara Kitzis says:

    Going in the kitchen to hug my dog…ten years is an awful long time… food for thought…

  2. Derek P says:

    Thank you for putting this story out there. We are starting an organization in Nashville, TN called Unchained Hearts, where we will rescue, educate and change legislation for this very reason. We are having our first fundraising event this weekend. We are modeled after Coalition to Unchain Dogs out of NC and both can be found on facebook. Again, thank you for helping people become aware of these horrible injustices. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unchained-Hearts/20

  3. Lekili says:

    One can only hope the the owners will be treated the same way they treated this sweet, helpless dog. I truly hope they've been dealt with by the law.

  4. Wendi says:

    Why have a dog if you are going to neglect it so severely. I don't understand people..

    Here is another great organization: http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/

  5. Tasha S. says:

    It breaks my heart that anyone can be so cruel as to do this to another creature, no matter what type of creature it is. It's disgusting.

  6. Terri says:

    Bless the couple who took Judith into their home and gave her life, if even only for a short 18 months. This sort of thing is exactly why I have such a problem with loving kindness for all sentient beings (meaning the a**holes who abused Judith). Bastards.

  7. I watched this video last week and was brought to tears because I was grateful for he last 18 months Judith knew love and was cherished.

    I pray daily that all animals find loving homes and have their fears released. Thank you for sharing this.

  8. Gina Rangel says:

    Thank ypou for Saving this Precious Girl…

  9. […] you have spare room in your house and heart, consider contacting your local animal shelter about opportunities to foster an animal. Taking an animal out of a shelter, if even for a short […]