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Some dogs are luckier than others – but it is scary to think that often, the difference between good and bad fortune can mean life or death. Every day, dogs are orphaned, abandoned, simply thrown away by their owners. It is a heartbreaking truth just how many dogs’ trust and love is taken advantage of on a daily basis. Sometimes the only thing that saves a dog’s life is encountering a good person at just the right moment.

Lionel is one of those lucky dogs who was rescued by the good souls from S.N.A.R.R Animal Rescue Northeast. He was abandoned at a high kill shelter and barely given the chance to find a new family before he was on the roster for euthanasia.

Lionel was abandoned by his owner of five years. He was found in a terrible condition, his fur and skin testifying for the awful neglect he had been subjected to.

Lionel’s former caretaker simply drove him to the shelter and left him there – apparently, without a second thought and knowing very well what fate was awaiting the animal.

Because of his bad medical condition, Lionel was immediately put on the euthanasia list. Fortunately, the S.N.A.R.R Animal Rescue Northeast team found him before it was too late. They are determined to help him get back to health and finally have the wonderful life he deserves!



Lionel is no longer in danger, but countless dogs still face the same fate as he did. Most of them never receive a second chance. We can all help shelter animals in similar situations by always choosing to adopt and not shop for pets. We can also help by supporting organizations who work tirelessly to save animals from high-kill shelters and give them a second chance.

Click here to visit the S.N.A.R.R Animal Rescue Northeast’s website. If you’d like to Support their work, you can donate directly towards Lionel’s medical care and help other animals at the rescue.

All image source: S.N.A.R.R Animal Rescue Northeast/Facebook